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07 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19...
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Request Enquiry into EU Fertiliser Industry
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has requested an enquiry into the EU fertiliser industry amid concerns over high prices and lack of competition....
29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
18 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in...
19 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the appointment by the Government....
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
03 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the...
14 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing...
15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning...
29 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU...
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Ireland Set Up Advice Line for Farmers Affected by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome, but that it is...
11 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Coveney Launches Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and The Marine
IRELAND - Exports of agri-food in 2013 were worth nine per cent more in 2013 than the year before, reaching a record of €10 billion, according to a new report from the agriculture department....
16 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland New President Sets Out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - In his inaugural address to the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin on Tuesday (14 January), newly-elected President...
13 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 Billion
IRELAND - The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10 billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia....
Crop Industry News from Ireland Rising Input Costs Erode Price Gains for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - The Outlook/Review 2014 undertaken by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline shows that National Farm Income in 2013 is estimated to have risen by 2.4 per cent on 2012. ...
16 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Renewal of Agreement to Promote Farm Health and Safety
IRELAND - Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly to promote improved farm health and Safety adoption by farmers in Ireland....
12 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Important to Scrutinize Environmental Schemes Across Ireland
IRELAND – Agri-environment schemes must be suitable for Ireland’s farmers, said Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin as he addressed the Teagasc Agri-environment conference...
31 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Trade Mission to Gulf States Opens New Agri Food Opportunities
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is leading a week long trade mission to the Gulf States of Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, opening up new...
21 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Ag Farmers Trained on Creating Fish Friendly Habitat
IRELAND - A new Teagasc and Inland Fisheries Ireland joint initiative to establish best practice in the Management of Watercourses was launched at the National Ploughing Championships by Teagasc...
16 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Onus on EU Society to Examine Biotech Solutions to Reduce Crop Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at the EPA’s 'GMO Technology Conference' held in Dublin Castle, IFA National Potato Chairman Thomas Carpenter said there is an onus on EU society to examine how biotechnology...
23 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Farmers Association Endorses Position on Ag Policy Consultation
IRELAND - Following extensive consultation with thousands of farmers at every County Executive and National Committee level, the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers Assosiation (IFA) fully...
20 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Bioenergy Scheme for Willow, Miscanthus Opens
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has announced that the 2014 round of the Bioenergy Scheme, which grant aids the planting of the energy crops willow and miscanthus,...
28 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Minister Coveney Must Invest in Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny on Saturday (24 August), IFA President John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must focus on defending his Department’s allocation...
26 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Organic Farming Action Plan for 2013-2015 Launched
IRELAND - Last week, Irish agriculture minister Tom Hayes announced the launch of the Irish Organic Farming Action Plan for 201-2015. ...
16 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Questions Surround Viability of Irish Grain Production
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Chairman, Noel Delany said that the viability of Irish grain production is in question as a result of the relentless increase in costs over the last few...
05 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Viability of Irish Grain Production in Question, Says IFA President
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan said Irish grain farmers are facing significant income challenges that threaten the viability of the sector as a result of much increased costs and declining...
26 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Growers Should Look to Alternative Market Outlets, Says Delany
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Noel Delany said that growers should look to alternative markets to boost competition and returns from grain as some traditional buyers move to...
30 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Minister Acknowledges Parliament’s Positive, Helpful Engagement on CAP Reform
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed the constructive and helpful contribution made by the European Parliament to the ongoing efforts to achieve...
16 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Positive Discussion on Key CAP Reform Issues
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed what he described as a 'positive and useful discussion' with his Member State colleagues on three elements...
 
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