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# teagasc - Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

# teagasc - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

# teagasc - Thursday 3 January, 2019

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

# teagasc - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

The cereal harvest is forecast to be the worst in 24 years

The worst performing crop is forecast to be spring wheat which is set to fall by a staggering 58%.

# teagasc - 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.

# teagasc - Monday 6 November, 2017

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

# teagasc - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Enough cyanide 'to wipe out Roscommon' lay in farmer's shed for 45 years

The farmer brought the killer chemicals down to a hazardous waste collection drive over the weekend.

# teagasc - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared

The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.

# teagasc - Monday 10 August, 2015

There are cows in supermarkets as people lose the plot over the price of milk

Farmers saying they are being paid less than it costs them to produce the commodity.

# teagasc - Thursday 17 July, 2014

"I don't think Fáilte Ireland knows that we're here" - the South-East tourism industry battles against the tide

Despite falling tourist numbers and a plunge in spending, the South-East is determined to bounce back.

# teagasc - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# teagasc - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Do we need a junior minister for rural development? Economy This post contains a poll

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

# teagasc - 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.

# teagasc - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

# teagasc - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006

Nationally, there has been a 64 per cent decline in the ratio of employed to unemployed people with less than 5 people working for every person out of work.

# teagasc - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

# teagasc - Sunday 18 November, 2012

No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment?

Just because you haven’t got a garden (or allotment) doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own vegetables.

# teagasc - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan

Fourteen of Ireland’s leading food and lifesciences companies will also travel to Japan for the mission.

# teagasc - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials GM

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials

Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan explained the reasoning behind the legal challenge, which involves a number of Irish food producers and organic groups.

# teagasc - Thursday 26 July, 2012

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to allow Teagasc carry out experimental field research in Carlow.

# teagasc - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years

The latest research shows that farm family members suffered almost 90 per cent of farm injuries reported, while livestock-related injuries accounted for 33 per cent of all injuries.

# teagasc - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Department defends reappointment of top servant who retired 18 months ago

An assistant secretary-general at the Department of Agriculture retired in 2010, but will stay on until October at least.

# teagasc - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything

In the past received wisdom was to blanket our fields in chemicals, writes Walter Ryan-Purcell – so what does that tell us for today?

# teagasc - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.