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# farms - 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.

# farms - 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.

# farms - 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

# farms - 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.

# farms - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# farms - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm

Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.

# farms - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage

A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.

# farms - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

# farms - Saturday 24 September, 2016

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'

Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.

# farms - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm Baling Hay

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

# farms - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms

The idea was part of X, the company’s secretive research department, but the experiment was eventually scrapped.

# farms - 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.

# farms - 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.

# farms - Friday 26 September, 2014

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

# farms - 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.

# farms - 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.

# farms - Monday 21 July, 2014

Farmers urged to “think safety” today

The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.

# farms - Friday 4 July, 2014

Coveney wants more ‘communication’ between farmers and beef factories

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

# farms - Monday 23 June, 2014

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

# farms - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

# farms - 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.

# farms - 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.

# farms - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably Cowabunga

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably

Totally NOT TUBULAR, dude.

# farms - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth

Organisers called on the REA Coonan estate agent to sign an agreement that no properties that are in legal dispute should be sold.

# farms - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows

The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.

# farms - 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.

# farms - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition Selfie On The Farm

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

# farms - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?

Lorna Sixsmith, a self-described ‘farmerette’, takes a humorous yet realistic view of the trials and tribulations of a marriage interrupted by the demands of sheep, pigs and cantankerous goats.

# farms - 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.

# farms - Monday 24 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms Load Of Bull This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal

“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.

# farms - Friday 14 June, 2013

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland

The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.

# farms - 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.

# farms - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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.

# farms - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

# farms - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# farms - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 14 best things about living in the sticks Country Living

14 best things about living in the sticks

Hay bales, feeding lambs, catching tadpoles…

# farms - Monday 18 March, 2013

Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry

Thousands of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated farm production.

# farms - Sunday 28 October, 2012

ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.

# farms - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.

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