FARMING NEWS

Centenary of Dr Tom Walsh to be marked with soil science lecture

The centenary of the birth of Dr Tom Walsh, an internationally renowned scientist, who made fundamental contributions to the development of Irish agriculture, the economy and society, is to be marked.

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Coveney: Badger culling has made a crucial difference to TB levels

The culling of badgers is cost effective and has contributed significantly to the improved Bovine TB disease situation in recent years.

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Hill farmers are in limbo over stock levels on commonage, insists IFA

Farmers in commonage areas are being left in limbo as they do not know what stocking levels they have to work towards in order to qualify for payments under various schemes, the IFA claimed yesterday.

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An organic kind of renaissance

After dodging the worst effects of the recession, the organic sector found itself losing some ground in recent years but the good news is it’s on its way back to its 2010 heyday, writes Ray Ryan

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Stressed-out farmers advised to seek help to avoid injury

Many farm accidents may be due to a lack of concentration by farmers, as they struggle to cope with financial stress arising from the ongoing beef crisis and farm income cuts, according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association’s rural development committee vice-chairman, Seamus Sherlock.

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How ‘Big Data’ will revolutionise the Irish farming landscape

Irish food production is being revolutionised by the use of ‘AgInformatics’ on farms, says Gerry Murray, EMC Ireland country manager.

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InternationalYear of FamilyFarming needs a reality check

So 2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming. Meaning what, exactly?

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Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and his Northern Ireland counterpart, Michelle O'Neill, who are planning an all-island approach to promoting Irish beef in Britain.

Farmers put pressure on Coveney to intervene in beef trading issues

Farmers are applying increasing pressure on Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to intervene in the trading issues facing the beef sector.

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Tom Doyle: Farmers have reacted positively to move.

Spouses to qualify for contributory pension under changes to PRSI

Spouses of farmers will qualify for a contributory pension due to new extensions to PRSI eligibility — a move which IFA farm business chairman, Tom Doyle, has welcomed.

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Residues found in just 0.2% of food samples tested by department

Just 0.2% of food samples were found containing residues by the Department of Agriculture’s tests under the National Residue Control Plan in 2013.

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