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This week, the Irish Farmers Journal carries an exclusive interview with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Listen to extracts from the interview on the importance of suckler beef and the "battle ahead" on climate change, discussed by news editor Patrick Donohoe and news correspondent Pat O'Toole.

At the Agricultural Science Association’s conference last Friday, Padraig Brennan, Sustainability Development Manager at Bord Bia, said that we should start having a positive discussion about climate change and Irish agriculture. Journalist Odile Evans asked him what he meant by this.

One of the many events organised by the Irish Farmers Journal at the National Ploughing Championships is the Innovation Arena, where companies and individuals compete to convince the judges that their invention is the best business idea to meet farmers' needs. Digital editor Thomas Hubert asked machinery editor James Maloney how the contest will unfold.

Irish Country Living journalist Mary Phelan tells consumer editor Ciara Leahy about the latest development in social farming, whereby farmers provide social support services to people with special needs by welcoming them on their farms.

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