Following decisions taken at the end of the June, farmers in Northern Ireland know major changes lie ahead, compared to their existing Single Payment Scheme system of many different entitlement rates per hectare.
European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness
Tipperary and Laois farmers team up to service the public’s healthy appetite for low-fat Italian beef.More
Q&A: Martin Ferris
Sinn Féin to meet MEPs to put EU focus on beef.
Q&A: parasite control
The importance of monitoring cattle and reviewing parasite control strategies three months into the grazing season (July) was emphasised at last week’s Beef 2014 event.
According to figures supplied by the Organic certification bodies, there are just 41 hectares of organic fruit growing in Ireland.More
Q&A: Malcolm Ellis, LIC NZ
* Insight into New Zealand dairy farming practices.
Q&A: Brian Rohan
* There is little or no help as regards supports for families that have lost loved ones.
The 16th annual FBD Young Farmer of the Year awards is under way, with organisers looking for young farmers who are actively involved in the running of a farm, full or part time, to apply.More