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# farmers - Today’s News


# farmers - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis

McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…


# farmers - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# farmers - Sunday 12 October, 2014

The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year

Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.

# farmers - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# farmers - Monday 29 September, 2014

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

# farmers - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

Over 45% of farmers’ family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

# farmers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

# farmers - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Irish farmers’ anger at ‘decimation’ of income

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

# farmers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.

# farmers - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers

“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.

# farmers - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks Quack

# farmers - Friday 1 August, 2014

From Business ETC Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources #delicious Ethics

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.

# farmers - Saturday 28 June, 2014

‘There’s much more to Macra than farming’

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

# farmers - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Farmers: We’ll keep haystacks piled at the Minister’s door until we get answers

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

# farmers - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help

The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.

Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze…

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.

# farmers - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 farm selfies that prove the word ‘felfie’ should be in the dictionary Selfies On The Farm

10 farm selfies that prove the word ‘felfie’ should be in the dictionary

Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.

# farmers - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

# farmers - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota

This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.

# farmers - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund Moolah

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

# farmers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

# farmers - Friday 14 March, 2014

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land

Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.

# farmers - Monday 17 February, 2014

Coveney to dairy farmers: You’re (still) producing too much milk

Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.

# farmers - Monday 20 January, 2014

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

From The Daily Edge Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers Fine Heifer

Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers

The Buachaill is nothing if not persistent.

# farmers - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years

“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.

# farmers - Monday 6 January, 2014

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

# farmers - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat Snapchat On The Farm

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat

Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.

# farmers - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Could pre-nups help Ireland’s young farmers?

With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.

# farmers - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows Mad Cows

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows

Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.

# farmers - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget

Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.

# farmers - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…

# farmers - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# farmers - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today

The payments are given to farmers living in areas considered to be at a particular disadvantaged due to factors like location in a mountainous area or restrictions due to preservation.

# farmers - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# farmers - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft

Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.

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