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# agriculture - Sunday 10 March, 2013

# agriculture - Friday 1 March, 2013

'Perfect storm' sees 12pc fall in milk production in January
# Milk
# Milk

'Perfect storm' sees 12pc fall in milk production in January

Mar 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,509 Views 15 Comments

Milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers in January was well down on 2012 – thanks to falling prices and rising costs.

# agriculture - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

EU to seek refund of €625,000 in Irish CAP funds
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

EU to seek refund of €625,000 in Irish CAP funds

Feb 26th 2013, 1:03 PM 5,466 Views 18 Comments

We’re getting off lightly, though – Northern Ireland alone is being asked to return €17.7 million.

# agriculture - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Poll: Have you stopped eating ready-meals because of the horsemeat scandal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you stopped eating ready-meals because of the horsemeat scandal?

Feb 17th 2013, 10:00 AM 34,997 Views 105 Comments

A survey in Britain has found that a significant number of people have stopped eating the meals as a result of the scandal. Have you?

# agriculture - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Coveney: 'I suspect this isn't just one rogue trader, it's broader than that'
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Coveney: 'I suspect this isn't just one rogue trader, it's broader than that'

Feb 14th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,211 Views 22 Comments

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney described the complex supply chain that led to one case of horsemeat ending up in frozen beef products in an interview this morning.

# agriculture - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

EU agriculture ministers to discuss horsemeat controversy in Brussels today
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

EU agriculture ministers to discuss horsemeat controversy in Brussels today

Feb 13th 2013, 8:22 AM 2,335 Views 8 Comments

Agriculture Minister, including Simon Coveney, meet today as officials in the UK last night raided two firms alleged to be connected to the mislabelling of meat products.

# agriculture - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Coveney to chair 'informal' EU ministerial talks on meat mislabelling
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Coveney to chair 'informal' EU ministerial talks on meat mislabelling

Feb 12th 2013, 7:20 PM 3,703 Views 15 Comments

EU member states will discuss the issue at a meeting chaired by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister.

# agriculture - Monday 11 February, 2013

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing

Feb 11th 2013, 7:13 PM 6,347 Views 18 Comments

The Minister also announced that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the UK’s Food Standards Agency will work closely together on the horsemeat issue.

As many as 16 countries could be hit by horse meat scandal
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

As many as 16 countries could be hit by horse meat scandal

Feb 11th 2013, 8:55 AM 8,341 Views 35 Comments

Attention is now turning to the complex nature of supply chains in the food industry in Europe as a Romanian abattoir is identified as one possible source of the contamination of frozen beef products.

# agriculture - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban

Feb 10th 2013, 12:57 PM 7,542 Views 27 Comments

The head of the British parliament’s food affairs scrutiny panel has called for a ban on importing meat from EU countries until the horsemeat scandal is resolved.

# agriculture - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit
# Rome
# Rome

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

Feb 6th 2013, 10:25 AM 3,805 Views 40 Comments

The President will meet with officials in Rome as well as visiting some historic sites with Irish connections.

# agriculture - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?

Feb 5th 2013, 9:34 AM 8,386 Views 110 Comments

The horse meat controversy rumbles on but has it impacted on your confidence in Irish food production?

# agriculture - Monday 28 January, 2013

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU

Jan 28th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,452 Views 0 Comments

The Agriculture Minister is taking part in the Agriculture and Fisheries

# agriculture - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President
# Farmers
# Farmers

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President

Jan 16th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,175 Views 9 Comments

Addressing the associations AGM, Bryan said farmers were angry by budget cuts announced by the minister.

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals
# Food
# Food

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals

Jan 16th 2013, 10:49 AM 2,664 Views 15 Comments

The President also said that women’s rights in agriculture in developing countries needs to be strengthened and recognised.

# agriculture - Monday 14 January, 2013

Coveney announces €3.25 million grant for horticulture sector
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney announces €3.25 million grant for horticulture sector

Jan 14th 2013, 8:54 AM 2,849 Views 7 Comments

The Minister for Agriculture said that the scheme is “vital to improving growers’ competitiveness”.

Why half of the world's food goes to waste
# In The Bin
# In The Bin

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Jan 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,158 Views 11 Comments

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

# agriculture - Friday 4 January, 2013

United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat
# Exports
# Exports

United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat

Jan 4th 2013, 2:18 PM 6,214 Views 14 Comments

Last summer the UAE and the Irish government also reached agreements on beef and poultry meat exports from Ireland.

Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon
# Attack
# Attack

Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon

Jan 4th 2013, 11:16 AM 14,048 Views 102 Comments

The animals were killed by a number of dogs last Saturday in a field in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

# agriculture - Monday 31 December, 2012

Newborn calves to undergo mandatory tests for bovine diarrhoea
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Newborn calves to undergo mandatory tests for bovine diarrhoea

Dec 31st 2012, 9:15 AM 4,612 Views 27 Comments

All new calves born from tomorrow will be required to undergo testing for the dangerous Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus.

# agriculture - Friday 21 December, 2012

Tributes paid to late Minister of State Shane McEntee
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

Tributes paid to late Minister of State Shane McEntee

Dec 21st 2012, 2:33 PM 25,018 Views 0 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the late Fine Gael TD, who died at his home in Co Meath aged 56.

# agriculture - Monday 26 November, 2012

Coveney announces €32m in grants for agri-food and forest research
# Research
# Research

Coveney announces €32m in grants for agri-food and forest research

Nov 26th 2012, 6:41 PM 4,738 Views 22 Comments

The Minister said this publicly funded research would ultimately make a positive contribution to the government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

# agriculture - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Minister Coveney to meet with Agriculture Committee over animal welfare bill
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Minister Coveney to meet with Agriculture Committee over animal welfare bill

Nov 7th 2012, 10:00 PM 5,052 Views 20 Comments

Andrew Doyle TD welcomes the chance to discuss the Bill – saying that animal health, animal welfare and farm profitability are interlinked and “of equal importance”.

# agriculture - Monday 29 October, 2012

How safe is your workplace?
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

How safe is your workplace?

Oct 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,528 Views 17 Comments

Even if you work in an office, you could be at risk of health and safety issues. The CEO of the Health and Safety Authority tells us more.

# agriculture - Friday 26 October, 2012

Edmond Harty named as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
# Award
# Award

Edmond Harty named as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Oct 26th 2012, 9:09 AM 7,124 Views 10 Comments

The businessman’s company Dairymaster specialises in dairy farm equipment and employs 220 people internationally.

# agriculture - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Price of spuds shoots up
# The Price Of Spuds
# The Price Of Spuds

Price of spuds shoots up

Oct 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 8,767 Views 26 Comments

A summer of wet weather has affected the potato harvest, pushing the farmgate price up.

# agriculture - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

Oct 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 8,980 Views 7 Comments

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

Farmers hold 'Day of Action' to secure EU agricultural funding
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Farmers hold 'Day of Action' to secure EU agricultural funding

Oct 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,114 Views 34 Comments

Over 10,000 farmers are expected at a demonstration against possible cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

# agriculture - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case
# Farmers
# Farmers

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 4,261 Views 7 Comments

German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.

# agriculture - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships
# Ploughing
# Ploughing

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships

Sep 25th 2012, 10:20 AM 6,896 Views 13 Comments

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

# agriculture - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Sep 10th 2012, 2:20 PM 4,434 Views 18 Comments

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.

# agriculture - Thursday 6 September, 2012

100% Irish beef: Farmers' charity calendar launches
# Agriporn
From The Daily Edge
# Agriporn

100% Irish beef: Farmers' charity calendar launches

Sep 6th 2012, 8:20 PM 19,341 Views 38 Comments

The annual calendar in aid of Bóthar excels itself this year with feather-dusting farmers and baths in a barrel.

# agriculture - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe

Aug 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 26,404 Views 63 Comments

Just 10 per cent of Ireland’s land is now forest – one of the smallest in Europe proportionally – which experts say will have a substantial impact on biodiversity.

# agriculture - Thursday 23 August, 2012

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

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

Aug 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 141 Views 78 Comments

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.

# agriculture - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers
# Farmers
# Farmers

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Aug 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 5,323 Views 79 Comments

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.

# agriculture - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Unexpected CSO Release of the Day
# Release Of The Day
# Release Of The Day

Unexpected CSO Release of the Day

Aug 9th 2012, 11:22 AM 5,109 Views 19 Comments

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

# agriculture - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Column: Make no mistake - it is time to make beef-eating taboo
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Make no mistake - it is time to make beef-eating taboo

Jul 29th 2012, 6:30 PM 1,753 Views 180 Comments

Being a regular steak consumer should be considered more environmentally egregious than being an SUV driver, writes Frank Armstrong.

# agriculture - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Irish lamb now on the menu in Singapore
# Sheep Meat
# Sheep Meat

Irish lamb now on the menu in Singapore

Jul 21st 2012, 4:06 PM 6,523 Views 14 Comments

Singapore has opened its trade doors to Irish sheep meat.