The next meeting of the beef taskforce will take place on Monday, January 9, with Irish and UK retailers invited to participate to discuss market trends and requirements, specifically bonus criteria currently applied to Irish beef cattle prices.
Stephen Cadogan The incoming Polish Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, has highlighted Irish live exports as being questionable from an animal welfare perspective, arguing that the transport times by sea were too long.
Stephen Cadogan Political agreement has been reached in Germany to end use of glyphosate by December 31, 2023. It represents something of a U-turn compared to Germany’s decisive 2017 vote in favour which made possible the EU’s extension of approval of glyphosate use to December 15, 2022.
Farmers getting a lesser pension payment due to their PRSI contributions being interrupted during periods in receipt of farm assist may have been treated unfairly, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, said last week.
The results of this year’s Irish Examiner/ICMSA opinion poll may point to a farming sector punch-drunk after the toughest winter-spring weather most of them have endured, followed by an unprecedented summer drought, with Brexit approaching like a rapidly changing tropical superstorm, writes.