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Horticulture scheme deadline pushed back a week
Noel Bardon
The deadline for applying to the Horticulture Exceptional Payment Scheme has been extended one week.
15 June 2022 News
‘Fear factor’ responsible for low farmer complaints on unfair trading
The UTP enforcement authority has yet to open an investigation, the Department has confirmed to the Irish Farmers Journal.
8 June 2022 News
IFA struggling to fill horticulture chair vacancy
The IFA has said that growers' reluctance to take up the position could be put down to the direct retailer-grower relationship, as well as the time demands of the role.
€2.8m fruit and veg scheme opened
Payments will be made to eligible high-wire crop, mushroom, field vegetable and apple growers.
6 June 2022 News
Improved profitability needed to turn around 'declining' veg sector
A greater balance between livestock and other food production systems is needed for Ireland’s agri-food sustainability to be improved, the Government’s special envoy on food systems has said.
1 June 2022 News
Commissioner leaves the CAP door slightly open
While Commissioner Wojciechowski has indicated that Ireland's national strategy can be adjusted, the IGFA will need to convince Minister McConalogue of any desired changes.
1 June 2022 News
World Potato Congress a chance for Ireland to ‘refocus’ on crop
Global leaders in the potato industry will address topics ranging from international markets, to sustainability and nutrition, all through the lens of the potato.
30 May 2022 News
Fruit and vegetable land area down 12% in 2022
Fruit and vegetable cropping area has dropped massively, according to Department of Agriculture figures, as growers leave the sector.
26 May 2022 News
My Farming Week: Robin Cherry, Carnlee, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Robin Cherry has developed a successful business growing pak choi with his son Adrian in Co Antrim.
25 May 2022 News
Will there be a tillage summit?
A tillage summit was mentioned at the third meeting of the national fodder and food security committee.
4 May 2022 Dealer
Slight drop in profits at Mash Direct
Co Down vegetable processor adapts to Brexit and the pandemic with a slight reduction in profits.
13 April 2022 News
Energy costs drive 17% of horticulture farmers away from sector
Survey findings indicate that 170 horticulture growers could leave the sector in 2022.
23 March 2022 News