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A high powered delegation of Irish and Brussels officials were out inspecting farms this week.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 26 October 2017
Carlow-based firm Tanco will showcase its latest kit at Ploughing 2017.
By Alistair Chambers on 14 September 2017
Richie Hackett looks at the use of sensors to calculate the nutrition requirements of soil.
By Contributor on 23 June 2017
When tractors came on the scene in the early 1900s, they were seen as expensive and unsuitable alternatives to horse-drawn implements. 100 years on, it’s hard to imagine farming without tractors.
By Barry Cassidy on 11 June 2017
Space technology to simplify the CAP – Phil Hogan
The eye in the sky is the key to the future for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan.
By Odile Evans on 17 May 2017
Farmers must amend BPS applications where illegally burnt land has been included
The Department of Agriculture is using satellite imagery to investigate all recent incidents of illegal burning of land.
By Odile Evans on 17 May 2017
Agricultural drone market worth $32bn globally
A report by consultancy firm PwC states that drones have the potential to allow farming to become a “highly data-driven industry.”
By Peter McCann on 05 December 2016
It is not just the techies of the world who are hanging out at the 2016 Web Summit. Farming and agriculture also has its place. Laura Roddy reports from Lisbon.
By Laura Roddy on 08 November 2016
How space can help farms produce an extra 70% in output
A new technology that uses satellites and sensors will be able to generate 70% more production on farms in the next 30 years and enable you to farm down to an individual plant.
By Laura Roddy on 10 November 2016
Farmers from both sides of the border in the northwest are looking to deter sheep thieves with GPS tracking technology.
By Peter McCann on 27 October 2016
Irish farming app wins big in Madrid
Irish company, FarmFlo, whose app eliminates paperwork for farmers and farm consultants, was announced as Ireland region winners of the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition on Wednesday.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 26 October 2016
Gerald Roarty from Donegal Animal Hospital said that the level of sheep stealing in Donegal was 'at an epidemic' at present.
By Peter McCann on 17 May 2017
Almost 9,500 farmers were inspected in 2015, with 43% of those incurring a penalty.
By Odile Evans on 13 October 2016
Farmers lost nearly €5m in penalties in 2015. Figures presented to the Charter of Rights meeting last week show that 4,499 farmers received sanctions, mainly for cross compliance issues.
By Odile Evans on 13 October 2016
A leader in his field, Dutch farmer Jakob van den Borne eats, lives and breathes the science behind precision farming. The Irish Farmers Journal visited the farm last week to find out more.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 21 March 2016
Crédit Agricole is offering new policies to farmers interested in insuring themselves against the risk of poor grass growth.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 May 2015
Gerald Potterton farms tillage and some beef at Kildalkey, Co. Meath.
By Gerald Potterton on 23 April 2015
Gardai investigating shooting of bird of prey
A young Hen Harrier was shot in Co Kerry last week and Gardaí are involved in the search to find those responsible for the killing of the extremely rare bird of prey.
By Farmers Journal on 04 February 2015
Last Wednesday night, a land eligibility meeting took place in Carrick on Shannon. Farmers called on Minister Simon Coveny not to apply retrospective penalties.
By Nathan Tuffy on 27 February 2014
Despite DARD achieving their best ever payment performance for the 2013 SFP, Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill faced criticism this week from MLA's on how some inspections were handled.
By David Wright on 20 February 2014
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