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EU farmer mood worsens as Russia trade falters and geopolitics simmer

Deteriorating trade relations with Russia and political tension in eastern Europe are common fears among farmers in European Union member states.

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IFA says start-up dates for Rural Development projects now urgent

A number of outstanding concerns relating to the new Rural Development Programme need to be urgently addressed by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.

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Coveney prioritises CAP and Rural Development Programme

A critical and exciting time lies ahead for the agri-food sector, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney told the Dáil when outlining his priorities for the remainder of his term in office.

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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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