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With declining numbers of stock on the hills, farmers from the Scottish Highlands met on Friday to set out their vision for farming in the hills and mountains.
By Odile Evans on 23 February 2018
The last public consultation meeting on the next CAP took place in Claremorris, Co Mayo, this week and heard farmers' proposals on the distribution of farm payments. Watch their reactions.
By Pat O'Toole on 23 February 2018
FG and FF clash over 'cynical' suckler motion
Fine Gael TD Pat Deering has criticised a Fianna Fáil motion calling for increased support for suckler farmers, with both parties referencing the current Save Our Sucklers campaign.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
A county by county breakdown of the 6,000 farmers waiting on 2017 advance payemnts has been provided by the Department of Agriculture
By William Conlon on 22 February 2018
Following the publication of budget options last week, agriculture ministers debated CAP 2020 in a council meeting in Brussels this week.
By Phelim O'Neill on 22 February 2018
"2017 Payment Delayed" – Michael Molloy.
By Letters to the Editor on 22 February 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: new mart licence and UK meat probe
In the news today, Tuesday 20 February: EU ministers discuss the targeting of payments in the next CAP, marts will need to get a new licence and UK authorities continue to investigate meat labelling.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Future CAP on the agenda in Brussels this week
The future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is on the agenda in Brussels this week. Following on from the CAP consultation meetings, Ireland will be looking for no cuts to the current budget.
By Amy Forde on 19 February 2018
A high proportion of farmers have passed their GLAS checks but are still waiting to receive an advance payment.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 17 February 2018
Talks are under way between the IFA and Coillte to resolve a dispute between some farmers and the company over forestry partnerships.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 February 2018
The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) was worth €37m to 21,000 farmers in 2017 – which county benefited most from the scheme payments?
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
The Government has approved increases of up to 7% in supports for farmers and landowners who plant forestry on their land. We reveal the new payment rates.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Good week, bad week: winners and losers in farming this week
We reflect on those who had a week to remember in the farming world and those who had a week to forget.
By Michael Keaveny on 17 February 2018
Fodder scheme a ‘pure shambles’ and ‘impracticable’
At a protest on Monday morning, the INHFA called for changes to the fodder transport support measure which the association has said is a “pure shambles”.
By Amy Forde on 13 February 2018
A number of organic farmers are still waiting on their 2016 payments to be issued by the Department of Agriculture.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 09 February 2018
Macra recently met with the Department of Agriculture about the Reserve.
By Contributor on 15 February 2018
The Scottish Government and Scottish Conservatives have clashed over responsibility for clarifying future farm support in Scotland.
By Odile Evans on 08 February 2018
A row erupted in the Dail on Wednesday between the Healy Raes and Fianna Fail's Marc MacSharry.
By Odile Evans on 07 February 2018
The Department has announced the opening of both the Young Farmers Scheme and the National Reserve for 2018.
By William Conlon on 08 February 2018
Farmers engaged in long-term contracts will receive their fair share of the timber taken from their land, the forestry body has said.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 February 2018
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