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# farming - Monday 7 September, 2015

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest Full Throttle This post contains videos

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest

Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.

# farming - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Pigs on a spit are the key to this young farmer's success

Meet Ireland’s top young farmer, Jonathan Marry (27).

# farming - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Teenage boy dies after Carlow farm accident

Two boys were taken to hospital in a serious condition and one has since passed.

# farming - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today

This is the 24th annual National Livestock Show in Tullamore.

# farming - Sunday 12 July, 2015

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry

New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.

# farming - Monday 15 June, 2015

Watch: This beautiful drone video is probably the best you've ever seen about cutting silage Smell Of The Summer This post contains videos

# farming - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Farmers are not happy about the government publishing their financial information

You can now search how much each Irish farmer gets in EU funding.

# farming - Thursday 14 May, 2015

What kind of food do we want to eat? It's a big question of our time...

What kind of food do we want to eat? On what kind of farms do we want to see it produced? It’s long past time to have these discussions.

# farming - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# farming - Friday 1 May, 2015

Florida farmer finds 'one in 400 million' calf with two heads

Annabel has two heads, two mouths, two noses, two ears and four eyes.

# farming - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge This cute lamb was born with five legs, but he's not letting it get him down On The Lamb

This cute lamb was born with five legs, but he's not letting it get him down

His name’s Jake, and he’s happy out.

# farming - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Outbreak of Salmonella at seven Irish poultry farms

The Department of Agriculture said there are no food safety risks to the public.

# farming - Sunday 29 March, 2015

WATCH: Sheepdogs could be joining the dole queue if herding drones take off

A sheep farmer in Carlow has tried out a very modern type of farming…

# farming - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs

You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.

# farming - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty Macra Election

Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty

It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.

# farming - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Decision on Galway Bay salmon farm expected before the summer

An application for the fish farm was made by the Irish Sea Fisheries Board in 2012.

# farming - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Farm deaths: "Do we ban all over-65s from the farm? Of course not"

A group representing farmers said that farm deaths cannot be compared to other sectors.

# farming - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Minister: 'Seriously, we haven't forgotten about rural Ireland'

Ann Phelan is travelling to Brussels today to meet with Phil Hogan.

# farming - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group

The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.

# farming - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Seek muscular male with quality rump? Irish bulls could soon be online dating

Unfortunately love will remain virtual, with no long walks or passionate moments in a field.

# farming - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year

The HSA is warning about a worrying rise in farming accidents.

# farming - Monday 5 January, 2015

Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban

Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.

# farming - Friday 2 January, 2015

Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014

The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.

# farming - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Ever wondered why Europeans don't refrigerate eggs, but Americans do?

It’s the question that you have long wanted to be answered.

# farming - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths

Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.

# farming - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

# farming - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge You can help save Benjy the gay bull from the slaughterhouse Benjy The Bull

You can help save Benjy the gay bull from the slaughterhouse

Benjy’s owner wanted to send him to slaughter for refusing to mate with females – but an animal charity has stepped in to save him.

# farming - Friday 7 November, 2014

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation

Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.

# farming - Monday 3 November, 2014

Bereaved by suicide: 'Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain'

Ruth McCabe talks to Ear to the Ground about her husband’s suicide.

# farming - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

# farming - 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.

# farming - 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.

# farming - 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.

# farming - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Woman killed in Roscommon farm accident

Another woman was injured in the incident.

# farming - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Fertiliser and feed-supplier makes €87m - and thanks mother nature for it

“Near-perfect” conditions for selling lots of stuff to farmers, Origin Enterprises says.

# farming - 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.

# farming - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum

If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…

# farming - Friday 12 September, 2014

Reward offered in murder case linked to alleged sheep stealing and land disputes

Patrick Devine was shot dead in Tyrone ten years ago.

# farming - Friday 22 August, 2014

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids

More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.