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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 The cereal harvest is forecast to be the worst in 24 years Cereal Killer

The cereal harvest is forecast to be the worst in 24 years

The worst performing crop is forecast to be spring wheat which is set to fall by a staggering 58%.

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 'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening' Opinion

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

From TheJournal.ie Enough cyanide 'to wipe out Roscommon' lay in farmer's shed for 45 years Cya-nara Roscommon

Enough cyanide 'to wipe out Roscommon' lay in farmer's shed for 45 years

The farmer brought the killer chemicals down to a hazardous waste collection drive over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared Hairy Shearer

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared

The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.

From TheJournal.ie There are cows in supermarkets as people lose the plot over the price of milk Udder Madness

There are cows in supermarkets as people lose the plot over the price of milk

Farmers saying they are being paid less than it costs them to produce the commodity.

From TheJournal.ie "I don't think Fáilte Ireland knows that we're here" - the South-East tourism industry battles against the tide Road To Recovery

"I don't think Fáilte Ireland knows that we're here" - the South-East tourism industry battles against the tide

Despite falling tourist numbers and a plunge in spending, the South-East is determined to bounce back.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business Rural Towns

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

From TheJournal.ie Do we need a junior minister for rural development? Economy This post contains a poll

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006 Unemployment

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006

Nationally, there has been a 64 per cent decline in the ratio of employed to unemployed people with less than 5 people working for every person out of work.

From TheJournal.ie Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study Bacteria

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

From TheJournal.ie No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment? Grow It Yourself

No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment?

Just because you haven’t got a garden (or allotment) doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own vegetables.

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan Trade

Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan

Fourteen of Ireland’s leading food and lifesciences companies will also travel to Japan for the mission.

From TheJournal.ie Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials GM

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials

Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan explained the reasoning behind the legal challenge, which involves a number of Irish food producers and organic groups.

From TheJournal.ie EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato Superspuds?

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to allow Teagasc carry out experimental field research in Carlow.

From TheJournal.ie Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years Farm Safety

Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years

The latest research shows that farm family members suffered almost 90 per cent of farm injuries reported, while livestock-related injuries accounted for 33 per cent of all injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Department defends reappointment of top servant who retired 18 months ago Retirements

Department defends reappointment of top servant who retired 18 months ago

An assistant secretary-general at the Department of Agriculture retired in 2010, but will stay on until October at least.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything Opinion

Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything

In the past received wisdom was to blanket our fields in chemicals, writes Walter Ryan-Purcell – so what does that tell us for today?

From TheJournal.ie GM potato trials could be held in Carlow GM Trials

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.