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This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks
# Quack
# Quack

This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks

Aug 7th 2014, 10:40 AM 2,927 Views 1 Comment

We’re impressed.

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources
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Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

Aug 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 3,977 Views 17 Comments

The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
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'There’s much more to Macra than farming'

Jun 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,740 Views 11 Comments

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers
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# Giant Haystacks

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers

Jun 17th 2014, 4:31 PM 15,774 Views 59 Comments

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help
# In A Baaaad Way
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# In A Baaaad Way

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help

May 27th 2014, 7:46 PM 7,595 Views 48 Comments

The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.

Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...
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# Steady On

Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...

May 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,936 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
# Selfies On The Farm
# Selfies On The Farm

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,779 Views 22 Comments

Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
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Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

May 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 439 Views 64 Comments

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota
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# Farmers

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota

Apr 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,903 Views 17 Comments

This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund
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# Moolah

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Apr 8th 2014, 12:20 PM 5,203 Views 17 Comments

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses
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# Negative Impact

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

Apr 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,206 Views 10 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land
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# Burn

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land

Mar 14th 2014, 12:05 PM 11,890 Views 32 Comments

Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.

Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk
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# Udder Disgrace

Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk

Feb 17th 2014, 2:03 PM 9,249 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
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# Malnutrition

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Jan 20th 2014, 8:20 AM 5,468 Views 20 Comments

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers
# Fine Heifer
# Fine Heifer

Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers

Jan 20th 2014, 7:46 AM 3,081 Views 0 Comments

The Buachaill is nothing if not persistent.

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
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# Funding For Farmers

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years

Jan 14th 2014, 6:20 PM 6,883 Views 35 Comments

“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
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# Accidents

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

Jan 6th 2014, 2:05 PM 6,984 Views 12 Comments

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat
# Snapchat On The Farm
# Snapchat On The Farm

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat

Dec 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,018 Views 0 Comments

Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.

Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?
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# Marriage

Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?

Dec 12th 2013, 5:23 PM 16,954 Views 68 Comments

With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows
# Mad Cows
# Mad Cows

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows

Nov 6th 2013, 9:54 AM 3,915 Views 1 Comment

Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
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# Budget 2014

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 5:58 PM 3,892 Views 29 Comments

Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
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# Not The News

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed

Sep 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 3,632 Views 10 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation
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Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

Sep 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,623 Views 42 Comments

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today
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Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today

Sep 25th 2013, 7:42 AM 5,670 Views 56 Comments

The payments are given to farmers living in areas considered to be at a particular disadvantaged due to factors like location in a mountainous area or restrictions due to preservation.

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
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# Rural Ireland

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Sep 24th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,306 Views 130 Comments

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft
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# Farming

Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft

Sep 22nd 2013, 3:25 PM 5,449 Views 11 Comments

Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.

Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar
# Agri Porn
# Agri Porn

Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar

Sep 15th 2013, 9:45 AM 37,802 Views 50 Comments

Filled with 100% Irish beef, it features real-life farmers from across the country.

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants
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# Peru

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants

Sep 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,236 Views 20 Comments

Not a bad idea in the fight against drugs – but low prices and coffee plant diseases getting in the way.

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings
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# Big Cat

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:01 PM 7,862 Views 48 Comments

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties
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# CATTLE THEFTS

Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties

Aug 27th 2013, 7:25 PM 8,761 Views 36 Comments

An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.

17 most annoying things about growing up in the country
# Country Life
# Country Life

17 most annoying things about growing up in the country

Jul 13th 2013, 8:15 PM 45,855 Views 130 Comments

The Irish countryside would really get on your nerves, if you didn’t love it so much.

Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how
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# Farm To Fridge

Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how

Jul 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,478 Views 14 Comments

Irish farmers are tweeting about their day-to-day lives, work and produce over @TweetingFarmers.

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue
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# Crunch Time

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue

Jun 26th 2013, 7:03 AM 2,458 Views 2 Comments

The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8
# Incognito
# Incognito

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8

Jun 17th 2013, 10:18 AM 34,882 Views 104 Comments

Local residents have said they’ll stick out because their tractors are brand new.

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'
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# Student Grants

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'

Jun 5th 2013, 5:44 PM 4,828 Views 19 Comments

Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.

European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform
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# Fishing

European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform

May 30th 2013, 7:37 AM 4,351 Views 29 Comments

This follows tough negotiations by the Irish Presidency and strong protests here.

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin
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Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

May 28th 2013, 1:12 PM 9,032 Views 44 Comments

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
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Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers

May 28th 2013, 9:38 AM 3,185 Views 21 Comments

EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.