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# farming - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

From The42 VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland's moving tribute to Ulster's Nevin Spence Suftum This post contains videos

VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland's moving tribute to Ulster's Nevin Spence

The poignant piece was aired before Mark Anscombe’s side played Connacht on at the weekend.

# farming - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships

After spending the last three years in Kildare, the 81st National Ploughing Championships has moved to the (hopefully) sunny South-East.

# farming - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The42 Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence Suftum

Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence

“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”

# farming - Sunday 16 September, 2012

From The42 Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots Tragedy

Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots

There has been an outpouring of grief across the world following the farming accident in Co Down.

# farming - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.

# farming - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins

The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.

# farming - Thursday 23 August, 2012

One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems

Isolation and loneliness among farmers can make them more vulnerable to mental health issues, says study.

Column: GM crops aren’t just about science – this is a political decision

Genetically modified crops aren’t just a matter for scientists – their use says something about big corporations and the rest of us, writes Fergal Anderson.

# farming - Monday 13 August, 2012

Pedestrian struck by farm vehicle in Co Cavan

The woman was pronounced dead after incident near Kilcogy village today.

# farming - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Unexpected CSO Release of the Day

Did you know there are 1,570,600 pigs in Ireland? You do sow, sorry, now.

# farming - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants

Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.

# farming - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Irish lamb now on the menu in Singapore

Singapore has opened its trade doors to Irish sheep meat.

# farming - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?

And what should potato-growers do in response? takes a look…

# farming - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA

The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.

# farming - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Anjelica Huston calls on Minister Simon Coveney to ban fur farming in Ireland Fur

Anjelica Huston calls on Minister Simon Coveney to ban fur farming in Ireland

The award-winning actress, who spent much of her childhood in Ireland, has appealed to the Government to honour its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.

# farming - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Tests continue and restrictions remain after avian flu outbreak in Cork

The Department of Agriculture said today that there was no update as yet as to the cause of the outbreak in Cork.

# farming - Friday 24 February, 2012

Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year

The sector produced over €6.2 billion worth of goods in 2011 with big increases in cereals, cattle and milk output.

# farming - Sunday 19 February, 2012

EC takes back €141k in agriculture expenditure from Ireland

The recovery of the money relates to funding provided that was unduly spent and is part of a wider recouping of nearly €55m from many EU member states.

# farming - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Farming is most dangerous job as workplace deaths increase

More than one-third of those killed were working on farms, figures from the Health and Safety Authority show.

# farming - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Column: It’s time to take the turkey off the Christmas table

The modern turkey is an unfortunate abomination, reduced by genetic selection to a sedentary, corpulent creature that cannot naturally reproduce.

# farming - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

A quarter of Irish farmers over 70 amid concern over industry's 'age imbalance'

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has said that just seven per cent of Irish farmers are under 35 and has called on the government to do more.

# farming - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Mc Donald’s drops US egg supplier over cruelty charges after shocking video Animal Cruelty This post contains videos

Mc Donald’s drops US egg supplier over cruelty charges after shocking video

A Minnesota-based egg supplier has been dropped by the fast food giant after an animal rights group filmed an undercover video or practices in farms across three states.

# farming - Friday 28 October, 2011

Thousands expected at Macra's Rally in Cork

Minister for Agriculture is due to open this year’s annual conference this evening.

# farming - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have appealed to the Government not to hand down further cuts to the sector.

# farming - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Column: ‘Compared to an office job, there is a difference’

Noel McCall broke with his family tradition to become a farmer. He tells about why he’s now better off – despite the early mornings.

# farming - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Ploughing Championships: What you need to know Ploughing This post contains videos

Ploughing Championships: What you need to know

Pole-climbing, Axe Factor, Chinese scouts … and some ploughing – it’s your survival guide to agricultural Ireland’s highlight of the year.

# farming - Saturday 30 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Escaped wild boar threaten New York farms The Swine

Escaped wild boar threaten New York farms

Up to 200 wild boar may be on the loose killing pets and attacking livestock, according to a US report.

# farming - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Spanish cucumbers not responsible for E.coli outbreak

Germany has conceded that Spanish produce is not responsible for a deadly E.coli outbreak that has claimed 16 lives in Europe – but the true source of the contamination remains unknown.

# farming - Friday 20 May, 2011

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs' US

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs'

The voracious insects have already decimated millions of dollars of crops in the States – and show no signs of stopping.

# farming - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Roscommon farmer killed by falling trailer

Death is third to occur on Irish farms so far this year.

# farming - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Agricultural land prices fall by over 50 per cent in the past four years

Average land price in 2010 alone dropped by 14.5 per cent. The Irish Farmers Journal say the biggest problem for farmers remains access to funding to buy land.

# farming - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Is this the first song of the election campaign? GE11 This post contains videos

Is this the first song of the election campaign?

Former IFA president John Dillon is running in Limerick – and produces what could be the only tune of the election campaign.

# farming - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

EU approves early payments to farmers

Adverse weather and difficulty to access credit identified by Commission as reasons to bring forward subsidies.

# farming - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

A WESTMEATH FARMER has died after falling into a slurry tank while working on his farm in Killare near Mullingar yesterday afternoon. The 56-year-old was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead at Mullingar Regional Hospital. The Health and Safety Authority and the gardaí are carrying out separate investigations into the incident.

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