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Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
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Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

May 20th 2013, 4:58 PM 6,056 Views 93 Comments

The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
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Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

May 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 10,974 Views 73 Comments

The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks
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Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

May 10th 2013, 6:02 PM 6,332 Views 54 Comments

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
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20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

May 9th 2013, 8:38 PM 12,394 Views 53 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
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CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc

May 8th 2013, 2:34 PM 4,265 Views 15 Comments

The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.

"Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers
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"Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers

May 8th 2013, 12:20 PM 12,744 Views 73 Comments

The first white-tailed eagle chicks have been born in Ireland after 100 years – but the Irish Farmers’ Association is calling for more monitoring.

Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers
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Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers

May 7th 2013, 12:36 PM 5,184 Views 5 Comments

The fodder crisis has seen the IFA set up a fund so that it can transport huge amounts of fodder to farmers so that they can feed their animals.

Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"
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Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"

May 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 3,997 Views 9 Comments

When a group of farmers realised that health and safety was a big issue on their farms, they took things into their own hands – and won an award for their work.

3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis'
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3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis'

May 1st 2013, 9:36 AM 7,153 Views 28 Comments

The IFA President said this might be the first of many more shipments of fodder.

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
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"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Apr 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 18,696 Views 6 Comments

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
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Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,010 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers
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Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers

Apr 23rd 2013, 8:37 PM 7,207 Views 45 Comments

The money will be used to reduce the price of imported fodder.

Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'
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Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:27 PM 7,867 Views 50 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that some farmers were experiencing difficulties with fodder shortages because of the recent bad weather but ruled out setting up a special task force on the issue.

FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue
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FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue

Apr 20th 2013, 1:28 PM 6,148 Views 37 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”

Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C
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Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C

Apr 4th 2013, 10:44 AM 16,332 Views 23 Comments

A temperature of ground -11°C was noted at Finner in Donegal overnight, that’s a record for this time of year.

The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs
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The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs

Mar 20th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,786 Views 2 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry
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Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry

Mar 18th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,357 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated farm production.

EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'
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EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'

Mar 14th 2013, 5:11 PM 8,419 Views 57 Comments

MEP Liam Alyward said the vote is just the beginning of the reform and now is the time to work on giving countries flexibility within the policy.

IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms
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IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms

Mar 11th 2013, 2:57 PM 5,560 Views 68 Comments

Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.

Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut
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Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut

Mar 10th 2013, 5:44 PM 7,582 Views 28 Comments

An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.

Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner
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Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner

Mar 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,426 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.

Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
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Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents

Mar 9th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,198 Views 4 Comments

Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.

Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo
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Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo

Mar 4th 2013, 9:26 AM 3,021 Views 23 Comments

The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.

Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations
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Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations

Feb 25th 2013, 7:14 PM 3,193 Views 5 Comments

However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.

Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry
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Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry

Feb 5th 2013, 7:00 PM 130 Views 30 Comments

It suits big food retailers to push cheap products, but the end result is an insult to the Irish farmers who worked so hard to build up the industry, writes Seamus Sheridan

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President
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Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President

Jan 16th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,176 Views 9 Comments

Addressing the associations AGM, Bryan said farmers were angry by budget cuts announced by the minister.

Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
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Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk

Nov 27th 2012, 7:22 PM 7,822 Views 35 Comments

Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner
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The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner

Oct 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 8,980 Views 7 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts
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PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts

Oct 9th 2012, 4:27 PM 8,508 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association says possible cuts to the EU budget could have a material impact on CAP funding.

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case
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CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 4,261 Views 7 Comments

German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.

Poll: Do you buy organic food?
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Poll: Do you buy organic food?

Sep 16th 2012, 11:29 AM 6,772 Views 81 Comments

Are you concious of what you put in your basket or trolley? And if you buy organic, why?

100% Irish beef: Farmers' charity calendar launches
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100% Irish beef: Farmers' charity calendar launches

Sep 6th 2012, 8:20 PM 19,341 Views 38 Comments

The annual calendar in aid of Bóthar excels itself this year with feather-dusting farmers and baths in a barrel.

Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins
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Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins

Sep 6th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,449 Views 7 Comments

The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.

One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems
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One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:22 PM 5,019 Views 17 Comments

Isolation and loneliness among farmers can make them more vulnerable to mental health issues, says study.

The Evening Fix: Tuesday
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The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Aug 21st 2012, 7:45 PM 6,464 Views 0 Comments

Things we learned, loved, and shared today.

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers
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Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Aug 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 5,323 Views 79 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.

Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA
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Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA

Jun 24th 2012, 8:19 PM 6,604 Views 37 Comments

The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.