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From TheJournal.ie Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety Farm Accidents This post contains videos

'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety

Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.

From TheJournal.ie 53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery Teagasc

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

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 '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 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 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 Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors' Road Safety

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

From TheJournal.ie Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm Martin Kehoe Jr

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm

Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage Moo Idea

Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage

A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.

From TheJournal.ie Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies Breathe Easier

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals' Rural Crime

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'

Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

From TheJournal.ie One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms Ambitious

One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms

The idea was part of X, the company’s secretive research department, but the experiment was eventually scrapped.

From TheJournal.ie There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry Opinion

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry

New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014 Safety

Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014

The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.

From TheJournal.ie Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013 Welfare

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

From TheJournal.ie The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids New Module

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids

More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers urged to "think safety" today Farm Safety

Farmers urged to "think safety" today

The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories What's Your Beef?

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

From TheJournal.ie US study finds link between pesticides and autism Chemicals

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

From TheJournal.ie Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste Health Risk

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

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

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

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

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

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

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably

Totally NOT TUBULAR, dude.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth Under The Hammer

Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth

Organisers called on the REA Coonan estate agent to sign an agreement that no properties that are in legal dispute should be sold.

From TheJournal.ie Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows Young Sci 2014

Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows

The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.

From TheJournal.ie 46 people killed in workplace accidents last year Accidents

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

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

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams? Opinion

Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?

Lorna Sixsmith, a self-described ‘farmerette’, takes a humorous yet realistic view of the trials and tribulations of a marriage interrupted by the demands of sheep, pigs and cantankerous goats.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings Big Cat

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

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

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms Load Of Bull This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

From TheJournal.ie Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal Agriculture

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal

“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland Opinion

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland

The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.

From TheJournal.ie Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers Food Shortage

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

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

From TheJournal.ie Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable Farms

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

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

From TheJournal.ie 20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens Farms

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland Read Me

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

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.

14 best things about living in the sticks

Hay bales, feeding lambs, catching tadpoles…

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