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From TheJournal.ie Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever Agriculture

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

The Department of Agriculture said that if the disease reached Ireland, it would do “very serious damage to the pig industry”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector Farming

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis Hay Ya

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis

The first loads of feed arrived at Irish ports this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on Crisis Point

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

From TheJournal.ie 'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help Cannot Fodder

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

From TheJournal.ie Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard' Simon Coveney

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

From TheJournal.ie The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life EXTRACT

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op Growing Interest

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

From TheJournal.ie 'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk Lambing Season

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

From TheJournal.ie 47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers) Workplace Fatalities

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

From TheJournal.ie 'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU Glyphosate

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply Crisis

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on Roundup

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

From TheJournal.ie Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

From TheJournal.ie Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure Environment

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure

Studies in Australia and Canada look promising, but the Department of Agriculture still have some questions.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves Rural Crime

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria Big Philly Style

Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria

Hogan is Ireland’s representative on the European Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building Hay Now Hay Now

Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building

Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.

From TheJournal.ie Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare Farming Incident

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones Raising The Steaks

Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones

The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.

From TheJournal.ie A new project is saving the unique landscape of the Burren Irish Beauty

A new project is saving the unique landscape of the Burren

The Burren LIFE Project just won an EU LIFE nature award.

From TheJournal.ie Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm New Living

Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm

The farms will primarily grow leafy greens, like kale, bok choi, and spinach.

From TheJournal.ie State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey Hen Harriers

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned Nematodirus

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow Shot Down

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

From TheJournal.ie Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks' Farming

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

From TheJournal.ie Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades Bad Harvest

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock Wigeon

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

From TheJournal.ie Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors Bird Flu Outbreak

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's agri-workers contribute three times more to Ireland's economy than those outside capital Doing Their Share

Dublin's agri-workers contribute three times more to Ireland's economy than those outside capital

On average, Dublin agri jobs were found to contribute €178k compared to €55k elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit Full-blown Crisis

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh €190k

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17' Anna May McHugh

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'

After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.

From TheJournal.ie Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed Sunday Interview

Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands Men Of Aran

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands

A new photo project by Italian photographer Tiberio Ventura documents the otherworldliness of life on the islands.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

From TheJournal.ie Shooting dead of five cattle by army marksmen was "last resort", says minister Controversial Decision

Shooting dead of five cattle by army marksmen was "last resort", says minister

Minister Michael Creed says that “the department is not in the business of shooting cattle”.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president Greener Pastures

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president

Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,

From TheJournal.ie Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit Big Week On The Farm This post contains videos

Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit

Over the course of the week 60 lambs were born on the farm, including a live birth.

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