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From TheJournal.ie 'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Fund of €50m on way for beef farmers following support from Europe Aid Package

Fund of €50m on way for beef farmers following support from Europe

The IFA said a €50 million fund from Europe could be matched by a €50m government fund.

From TheJournal.ie 'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city Bull By The Horns

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

From TheJournal.ie No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012 Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Just like Leo, Oprah once found herself in hot water for saying she was put off eating burgers Red Meat

Just like Leo, Oprah once found herself in hot water for saying she was put off eating burgers

There’s also a Dr Phil twist to this story.

From TheJournal.ie Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked Data Breach

Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked

It comes the same day as the Department announces the approval of a similar scheme for the forestry sector.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk Fodder Crisis

Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk

The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites Fodder Crisis

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

From TheJournal.ie Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave Heatwave

Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave

With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.

From TheJournal.ie "There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it" Farming This post contains videos

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"

The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.

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 'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds People Power

'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds

The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected? Crisis Point

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

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

From TheJournal.ie Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country Beast From The East

Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country

Some farmers are also afraid their lambs will die, said the President of the Irish Farmer’s Association.

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 Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid Wood For The Trees

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

From TheJournal.ie 'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on' Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

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 'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating Embrace Farm

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí Rural Crime

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods Unprecedented

'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods

The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.

From TheJournal.ie 'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

From TheJournal.ie Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates Mafia War

Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates

Two brothers who happened to drive by at the wrong moment were shot dead.

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 Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay Nursing Homes

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

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 Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building Sit-in Protest

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building

The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.

From TheJournal.ie National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association James Reynolds

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association

The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France Be Vigilant

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick farmer charged after allegedly shooting neighbour after a row over a 'right of way' Dispute Over Land
From TheJournal.ie Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks County Leash

Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks

The IFA has released a protocol for farmers to follow, which includes guidelines for when a farmer can shoot a dog.

From TheJournal.ie The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy Milking It

The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy

It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty Green Ribbon

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked Firestorm

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked

A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.

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 Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice Burning Land

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

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 Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes Spuds Sale

Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes

The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.

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