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24 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Common Agricultural Policy Reform on Course
IRELAND - At this week's meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, reported back to his colleagues on recent discussions with the...
18 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Fodder Situation Still Critical
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association's Deputy President Eddie Downey has appealed to farmers with surplus fodder, including straw, to make it available to their neighbours who need feed urgently...
15 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland IFA's CAP Campaign Focuses on Role of MEPs
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan will engage in an intensive round of discussions with the rapporteurs from the main groups in the European Parliament and Irish MEPs next week, as IFA’s campaign...
13 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland EU Delivers €11 Billion Over Seven Years For Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has underlined the importance of the EU budget agreement for Irish farmers. The deal guarantees funding of over €1.5 billion per...
11 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Minister Outlines Ireland's Plan for Presidency in the Agri-food Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has outlined Ireland’s plan for the six month Presidency in the agri-food sector....
07 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland Minister Urged to Focus on Rural Development Plan Post-2013
IRELAND - IFA Rural Development Chairman, Flor McCarthy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to put in place a meaningful Rural Development Plan, with farmers at the centre of...
04 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Ireland 2013 Will be Defining Year for Farming as CAP Negotiations Conclude
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association President John Bryan has wished all farm families good health, and especially safe farming in the year ahead. He asked all farmers, in every task and every...
18 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Farm Assist Cuts Deeply Unfair on Low-Income Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy said the changes in the Budget by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton for the means test for Farm Assist was a direct attack...
13 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Income Drop for Some Farm Systems in 2012 but Recovery Ahead
IRELAND - Newly released Teagasc estimates indicate that Irish farm income in 2012 averaged €21,500, a drop of 12 percent compared with last year. However, Teagasc economists indicate that...
05 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Government Must Fully Support Farming Sector this Year
IRELAND - In advance of this week’s Budget, IFA President John Bryan said funding for all farm schemes must be protected in next week’s Budget, given the very difficult income situation on...
30 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Agricultural Production Costs Rise
IRELAND - Irish agricultural production costs are rising faster than the prices being achieve in the market according to the latest statitics from the Irish Central Statistics Office....
16 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland CAP Is Core Issue Says Irish Minister
IRELAND - Irish Minister Simon Coveney has said that defending the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding for Ireland is still at the heart of the Government's stance in the negotiations on...
06 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Teagasc Assess Progress and Impact of 'Change' Programme
IRELAND- According to a TEAGASC annual report, farming and the agri food industry made steady progress during 2011, generating important economic activity in rural area and valuable export earnings...
24 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland IFA Calls for Slurry Spreading Flexibility
IRELAND - The continuous bad weather right throughout the summer and into the autumn has caused havoc for farmers in Ireland, who are trying to spread slurry. ...
11 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Send Message to EU
IRELAND - Addressing thousands of farmers on Kildare St in Dublin on Tuesday, IFA President John Bryan said the largest turnout of farm families in years sent a clear and determined message to...
09 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Day of Action Begins
IRELAND - With major EU decisions to be taken in the next few months that will define the future of the farming sector in Ireland, the vast majority of dairy co-ops, beef, lamb, pig and poultry...
01 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Growers Face Huge Losses Due to Weather
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Noel Delany has said that many growers face significant financial losses this year as weather took a huge toll on crop yields: “It has been one of the...
21 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Farmers Appeal to Retailers over Rising Costs
IRELAND - A plea has gone out to retailers to pass back some of their margin to farmers who are under pressure becasue of rising costs. ...
18 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Tillage Forum Reflects on Difficult Grain Harvest
IRELAND - 2012 will be remembered for one of the worst summers in the last 40 years by tillage farmers. The cold, wet and dull conditions have resulted in very poor cereal crop yields nationwide....
17 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Coordinated Action Plan to Deal with Weather Gets Go-Ahead
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association President, John Bryan, says members have given strong backing to a coordinated action plan to deal with weather difficulties, including the establishment...
07 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Co-ordinated Plan to Deal with Weather Crisis
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President John Bryan said that a major national effort is required to assist the farming sector recover and get back on track following the worst weather...
29 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Weather Related Farming Difficulties - Advice Available
IRELAND - Weather conditions continue to cause difficulties on farms. To help address problems, all Teagasc advisory offices will hold a Weather Crisis Clinic on Thursday, 6 September between...
28 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Poor Weather Leads to €100 million Losses
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Grain Committee met in Portlaoise earlier this week to assess the impact of the weather on the harvest. Wet weather has reduced yields...
23 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Losses Increase as Weather Deteriorates
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Grain Committee Chairman Noel Delany said that many growers are facing significant financial losses as the incessant wet weather continues to...
16 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Bad Weather Causes Problems for Irish
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President John Bryan said the continuing record rain falls this summer have increased costs and hit production hard as well as making farming conditions...
15 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Nutrient Wheel Offers Grassland and Crop Advice
IRELAND - A new ‘Nutrient Calculator Wheel’ has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD. The nutrient wheel was produced by The Fertilizer Association...
25 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Increasing Costs of Production Eating Farm Profits
IRELAND - Rising production costs and difficult weather conditions are having a significant impact on Irish agriculture this year. At a briefing attended by agri-food industry representatives,...
26 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Sustainability Development Programme for Irish Food
IRELAND - Bord Bia announced plans for a comprehensive national sustainability development programme to more than 120 food and drink industry leaders during its Pathways for Growth Food and Drink...
14 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Teagasc Crops BETTER Farm Open Days
IRELAND - The Teagasc Crops BETTER farm programme assists Irish tillage farmers to avail of cutting edge farm technology and business methods, to improve profitability and to develop links between...
02 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Ireland Reducing GHG Emissions in Agriculture
IRELAND - A range of technologies can reduce the carbon footprint of Irish agriculture, but achieving reductions in total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the sector will not be easy. This was...
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