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#Agriculture

# agriculture - Monday 14 October, 2019

New beef task force will meet for the first time today

It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.

# agriculture - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.

# agriculture - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation

The Agriculture Minister was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.

# agriculture - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

# agriculture - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# agriculture - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

# agriculture - Sunday 30 June, 2019

# agriculture - Thursday 27 June, 2019

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent

RTÉ had already announced that Lee would be leaving his agriculture correspondent role this summer.

# agriculture - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

The Department of Agriculture said that if the disease reached Ireland, it would do “very serious damage to the pig industry”.

# agriculture - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

# agriculture - Thursday 5 April, 2018

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis

The first loads of feed arrived at Irish ports this morning.

# agriculture - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# agriculture - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# agriculture - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

# agriculture - Monday 19 March, 2018

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

# agriculture - Sunday 11 March, 2018

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

# agriculture - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

# agriculture - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

# agriculture - Monday 27 November, 2017

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

# agriculture - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

# agriculture - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# agriculture - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure

Studies in Australia and Canada look promising, but the Department of Agriculture still have some questions.

# agriculture - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

# agriculture - Monday 17 July, 2017

Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria

Hogan is Ireland’s representative on the European Commission.

# agriculture - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building

Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.

# agriculture - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

# agriculture - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones

The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.

# agriculture - Friday 2 June, 2017

A new project is saving the unique landscape of the Burren

The Burren LIFE Project just won an EU LIFE nature award.

# agriculture - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm

The farms will primarily grow leafy greens, like kale, bok choi, and spinach.

# agriculture - Sunday 30 April, 2017

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.

# agriculture - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

# agriculture - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

# agriculture - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

# agriculture - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

# agriculture - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# agriculture - Friday 28 October, 2016

Dublin's agri-workers contribute three times more to Ireland's economy than those outside capital

On average, Dublin agri jobs were found to contribute €178k compared to €55k elsewhere.

# agriculture - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

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