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# agriculture - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund
# Moolah
# Moolah

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Apr 8th 2014, 12:20 PM 5,203 Views 17 Comments

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

# agriculture - Friday 14 March, 2014

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land
# Burn
# Burn

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land

Mar 14th 2014, 12:05 PM 11,899 Views 32 Comments

Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.

# agriculture - Monday 17 February, 2014

Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk
# Udder Disgrace
# Udder Disgrace

Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk

Feb 17th 2014, 2:03 PM 9,250 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.

# agriculture - Friday 7 February, 2014

Keep your dogs under control or sheep farmers may shoot them
# Lambing Season
# Lambing Season

Keep your dogs under control or sheep farmers may shoot them

Feb 7th 2014, 7:09 PM 12,869 Views 80 Comments

The ICSA says that as lambing season begins, dog owners should be careful to keep pets off farmland.

# agriculture - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Counting sheep: did you know the sheep census was a thing?
# One Two Zzzzz
# One Two Zzzzz

Counting sheep: did you know the sheep census was a thing?

Feb 5th 2014, 8:45 PM 7,636 Views 18 Comments

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep…

# agriculture - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
# Meaty Deal
# Meaty Deal

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:07 PM 11,488 Views 14 Comments

*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.

# agriculture - Monday 20 January, 2014

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
# Malnutrition
# Malnutrition

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Jan 20th 2014, 8:20 AM 5,468 Views 20 Comments

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
# Funding For Farmers
# Funding For Farmers

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years

Jan 14th 2014, 6:20 PM 6,884 Views 35 Comments

“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.

# agriculture - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

Jan 4th 2014, 2:29 PM 8,393 Views 61 Comments

At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.

# agriculture - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

Dec 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 45,387 Views 65 Comments

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

Price of potatoes drops by almost a third in one year
# Good Harvest
# Good Harvest

Price of potatoes drops by almost a third in one year

Dec 18th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,183 Views 31 Comments

Good harvest means bigger supply and lower prices for spud-lovers.

# agriculture - Friday 1 November, 2013

USA to loosen restrictions on imports of EU beef
# Beef
# Beef

USA to loosen restrictions on imports of EU beef

Nov 1st 2013, 8:32 PM 5,592 Views 17 Comments

The news has been welcomed by Simon Coveney, who said that the US will be a “very interesting market” for Ireland’s grass-fed beef.

# agriculture - Monday 28 October, 2013

Bloodstocks in the Middle East and life-sciences on the East Coast: Ministers on tour
# Trade
# Trade

Bloodstocks in the Middle East and life-sciences on the East Coast: Ministers on tour

Oct 28th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,010 Views 6 Comments

Ministers Bruton and Coveney have set off on separate trade missions this week.

# agriculture - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds
# Grassland
# Grassland

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds

Oct 26th 2013, 1:02 PM 21,302 Views 105 Comments

Ireland is covered in the highest proportion of grassland in Europe, says Eurostat survey.

# agriculture - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships
# Plough On
# Plough On

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships

Sep 24th 2013, 3:57 PM 11,557 Views 10 Comments

The National Ploughing Championships got underway today, here are the pictures from day one.

# agriculture - Monday 23 September, 2013

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,757 Views 52 Comments

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí
# How's She Cuttin'?
# How's She Cuttin'?

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:39 PM 19,346 Views 22 Comments

With 200,000 people set to descend on Stradbally, gardaí are asking motorists to trust the signage, not the sat-nav.

Coveney back in Brussels to discuss CAP reforms (again)
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney back in Brussels to discuss CAP reforms (again)

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 2,676 Views 2 Comments

There are still some details to be worked out after June’s agreement.

# agriculture - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Most industries plan to hire more staff, but overall employment to drop in Q4
# Labour Market
# Labour Market

Most industries plan to hire more staff, but overall employment to drop in Q4

Sep 15th 2013, 5:59 PM 5,486 Views 20 Comments

Employment in Leinster and Connacht is set to be hit the hardest, dropping by 8 per cent.

# agriculture - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants
# Peru
# Peru

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants

Sep 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,236 Views 20 Comments

Not a bad idea in the fight against drugs – but low prices and coffee plant diseases getting in the way.

# agriculture - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction
# Suicide
# Suicide

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction

Sep 5th 2013, 10:57 PM 9,013 Views 40 Comments

The cases were recorded over four years from around the start of the down-turn in September 2008.

# agriculture - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
# Peru
# Peru

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

Aug 18th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,801 Views 77 Comments

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

# agriculture - Monday 12 August, 2013

'Effective meetings' and 'retirement planning' among Dept's €750k spend on training
# Department Of Agriculture
# Department Of Agriculture

'Effective meetings' and 'retirement planning' among Dept's €750k spend on training

Aug 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,128 Views 81 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine spent €29,142 for facility hire and tea and coffee facilities as well as nearly €200,000 on travel and subsistence for the training.

# agriculture - Saturday 3 August, 2013

1,000 tonnes of New Zealand dairy recalled in botulism scare
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

1,000 tonnes of New Zealand dairy recalled in botulism scare

Aug 3rd 2013, 12:58 PM 7,300 Views 10 Comments

The world’s fourth largest dairy company has said that infant formulas, sports drinks and protein shakes could be affected by a bacteria that could cause the paralytic illness.

# agriculture - Friday 2 August, 2013

Australia wants our tree surgeons and sheep shearers
# Emigration
# Emigration

Australia wants our tree surgeons and sheep shearers

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 8,636 Views 36 Comments

Positions being offered by employers pay between €40,000 and €68,000.

# agriculture - Monday 15 July, 2013

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter
# Animals
# Animals

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter

Jul 15th 2013, 3:50 PM 12,049 Views 61 Comments

A veterinary certificate has been agreed upon by Irish and Chinese authorities that will allow the direct exports.

# agriculture - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Gulf countries lift ban on Irish meat
# Meat Industry
# Meat Industry

Gulf countries lift ban on Irish meat

Jul 9th 2013, 1:10 PM 6,471 Views 26 Comments

The ban introduced by six Middle-Easter countries following BSE crisis was scrapped after successful inspection.

# agriculture - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue

Jun 26th 2013, 7:03 AM 2,458 Views 2 Comments

The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.

# agriculture - Monday 24 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
# Load Of Bull
# Load Of Bull

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

Jun 24th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,755 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 24th 2013, 8:07 AM 2,264 Views 4 Comments

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

# agriculture - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 Deadly Reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 Deadly Reads

Jun 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM 8,748 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# agriculture - Friday 14 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 734 Views 15 Comments

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.

# agriculture - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
# Appointment
# Appointment

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister

Jun 5th 2013, 11:28 AM 5,327 Views 41 Comments

Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.

# agriculture - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin
# Farmers
# Farmers

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

May 28th 2013, 1:12 PM 9,034 Views 44 Comments

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
# Farming
# Farming

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers

May 28th 2013, 9:38 AM 3,185 Views 21 Comments

EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.

# agriculture - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

€4.4m to assist horticulture producers after 'exceptionally wet weather'
# Horticulture
# Horticulture

€4.4m to assist horticulture producers after 'exceptionally wet weather'

May 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 3,532 Views 14 Comments

Bad weather in 2012 affected most sectors within Ireland’s horticultural industry – and the damage was further compounded for many growers by the cold late spring this year, the Minister for Agriculture said.

# agriculture - Monday 13 May, 2013

Column: We need to plan for a realistic, sustainable future in order to survive
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to plan for a realistic, sustainable future in order to survive

May 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 70 Views 51 Comments

Our collective inability to recognise the enormity of a growing food crisis caused by climate change is to our detriment, writes Gerry Crilly.

# agriculture - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
# Farms
# Farms

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

May 9th 2013, 8:38 PM 12,406 Views 53 Comments

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

# agriculture - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

May 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 39 Views 21 Comments

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

# agriculture - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Glanbia in €157 million investment for major new dairy facility
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Glanbia in €157 million investment for major new dairy facility

Apr 30th 2013, 3:17 PM 13,500 Views 44 Comments

The company said the state-supported investment will create 1600 direct and indirect roles.