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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Farmers

All time
# Nursing Homes
Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay
Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.
# hay now hay now
Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building
Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.
# Sit-in protest
Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building
The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.
# james reynolds
National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association
The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.
# be vigilant
Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France
There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.
# dispute over land
Limerick farmer charged after allegedly shooting neighbour after a row over a 'right of way'
A dog was also shot dead in the incident.
# County Leash
Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks
The IFA has released a protocol for farmers to follow, which includes guidelines for when a farmer can shoot a dog.
# Milking it
The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy
It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.
# green ribbon
Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty
42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.
# firestorm
Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked
A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.
# hen harriers
State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey
The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.
# burning land
Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice
The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.
# Nematodirus
Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned
It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.
# spuds sale
Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes
The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.
# bad harvest
Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades
A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.
# Gas
Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting
Agriculture is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 30%.
# wigeon
Second case of bird flu found in Ireland
The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.
# Back In The Game
Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban
Five firms have got the green light to export to the major consumer market.
# Trade with Tehran
Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.
# wigeon
Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock
Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.
# Racism Trial
Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive'
The men face charges of kidnapping and assaulting.
# Wicklow
Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves
An operation that has been running each year since 2011 has dramatically driven down this seasonal crime.
# Farmer's Plight
Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"
“I know one farmer whose eldest daughter is gone to university, and they’ve managed to pay for the tuition up until Christmas, but they don’t think they can keep her there.”
# rural assistance
Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers
A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.
# rural ireland
Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year
Hundreds of farmers, particularly those along the West coast, have been badly hit by heavy rainfall this summer, which has seen much of their crop yields destroyed.
# Phew
Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.
# drink driving
One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints
The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.
# Macra na Feirme
80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms
A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.
# Mind Our Farm Families
Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas
Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.
# tractor protest
Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"
Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.
# predators
Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'
Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.
# rural crime
Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs
It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.
# rural ireland
'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts
Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.
# baling hay
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.
# greener pastures
Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president
Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,
Can't resist the deals at the supermarket? Here's why we should be buying local
The state can no longer justify paying large subsidies to farmers whose produce goes directly overseas while refusing to support small scale local production, writes Fergal Anderson.
# the fallout
Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today
Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Dissident republicans, hospital overcrowding and a nuclear test had everyone talking.
# Grassroots
After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down
The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.
# Pay Row
Farmers' association says former boss "demanded €2 million" to quit
They say Pat Smith is “trying to cover up” his demands.