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Farmers

# 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.

# farmers - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar Agri Porn This post contains images

Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar

Filled with 100% Irish beef, it features real-life farmers from across the country.

# farmers - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Peru’s coca growers being encouraged to switch to… coffee plants

Not a bad idea in the fight against drugs – but low prices and coffee plant diseases getting in the way.

# farmers - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From Business ETC Calves are being “stolen to order” in border counties CATTLE THEFTS

Calves are being “stolen to order” in border counties

An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.

# farmers - Saturday 13 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge 17 most annoying things about growing up in the country Country Life

17 most annoying things about growing up in the country

The Irish countryside would really get on your nerves, if you didn’t love it so much.

# farmers - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Getting your food from farm to fridge – farmers show you how Farm To Fridge This post contains images

Getting your food from farm to fridge – farmers show you how

Irish farmers are tweeting about their day-to-day lives, work and produce over @TweetingFarmers.

# farmers - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue

The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.

# farmers - Monday 17 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8 Incognito

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8

Local residents have said they’ll stick out because their tractors are brand new.

# farmers - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been ‘dealt with’

Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.

# farmers - Thursday 30 May, 2013

European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform

This follows tough negotiations by the Irish Presidency and strong protests here.

# farmers - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

Minister ‘energised and determined’ to get good deal for Irish farmers

EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.

# farmers - Monday 20 May, 2013

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.

# farmers - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

From Business ETC Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable Farms

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.

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