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#Farmers

# farmers - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked

It comes the same day as the Department announces the approval of a similar scheme for the forestry sector.

# farmers - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk

The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.

# farmers - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

# farmers - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave

With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.

# farmers - Saturday 7 July, 2018

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it" Farming This post contains videos

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"

The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds

The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.

# farmers - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

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

# farmers - Friday 2 March, 2018

Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country

Some farmers are also afraid their lambs will die, said the President of the Irish Farmer’s Association.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge People fell in love with this yoga-loving Kerry farmer on the Six One Farmer Yoga

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

# farmers - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

# farmers - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

# farmers - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods

The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.

# farmers - Friday 25 August, 2017

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

# farmers - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates

Two brothers who happened to drive by at the wrong moment were shot dead.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building

The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association

The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.

# farmers - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

# farmers - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks

The IFA has released a protocol for farmers to follow, which includes guidelines for when a farmer can shoot a dog.

# farmers - Friday 2 June, 2017

The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy

It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.

# farmers - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

# farmers - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked

A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Friday 27 January, 2017

Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes

The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.

# farmers - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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.

# farmers - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting Gas

Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting

Agriculture is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 30%.

# farmers - Friday 13 January, 2017

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland

The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.

# farmers - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban

Five firms have got the green light to export to the major consumer market.

# farmers - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

# farmers - 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.

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