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# farmers - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
# Farming Community
# Farming Community

Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:40 AM 4,669 Views 6 Comments

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

# farmers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Sep 18th 2014, 10:22 PM 10,362 Views 48 Comments

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

# farmers - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income
# Beef Prices
# Beef Prices

Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income

Aug 20th 2014, 3:03 PM 8,866 Views 50 Comments

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

# farmers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online
# Farming
# Farming

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online

Aug 9th 2014, 10:30 AM 10,334 Views 15 Comments

Livestock-live.com has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.

# farmers - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers
# Cheap Meat
# Cheap Meat

Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers

Aug 8th 2014, 9:58 PM 39,760 Views 178 Comments

“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.

# farmers - Thursday 7 August, 2014

This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks
# Quack
From The Daily Edge
# Quack

This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks

Aug 7th 2014, 10:40 AM 2,937 Views 1 Comment

We’re impressed.

# farmers - Friday 1 August, 2014

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources
# #delicious Ethics
# #delicious Ethics

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

Aug 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 3,982 Views 17 Comments

The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.

# farmers - Saturday 28 June, 2014

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
# SOCIAL LIFE
# SOCIAL LIFE

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'

Jun 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,791 Views 11 Comments

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

# farmers - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers
# Giant Haystacks
# Giant Haystacks

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers

Jun 17th 2014, 4:31 PM 15,776 Views 59 Comments

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

# farmers - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help
# In A Baaaad Way
# In A Baaaad Way

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help

May 27th 2014, 7:46 PM 7,679 Views 48 Comments

The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.

Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...
# Steady On
# Steady On

Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...

May 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,947 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.

# farmers - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
# Selfies On The Farm
From The Daily Edge
# Selfies On The Farm

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,803 Views 22 Comments

Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.

# farmers - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

May 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 474 Views 64 Comments

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

# farmers - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota
# Farmers
# Farmers

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota

Apr 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,908 Views 17 Comments

This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.

# farmers - 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 5,205 Views 17 Comments

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

# farmers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses
# Negative Impact
# Negative Impact

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

Apr 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,209 Views 10 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

# farmers - 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 11,914 Views 32 Comments

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

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - 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 5,470 Views 20 Comments

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

Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers
# Fine Heifer
From The Daily Edge
# Fine Heifer

Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers

Jan 20th 2014, 7:46 AM 3,092 Views 0 Comments

The Buachaill is nothing if not persistent.

# farmers - 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 6,887 Views 35 Comments

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

# farmers - Monday 6 January, 2014

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
# Accidents
# Accidents

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

Jan 6th 2014, 2:05 PM 6,988 Views 12 Comments

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

# farmers - Thursday 19 December, 2013

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat
# Snapchat On The Farm
From The Daily Edge
# Snapchat On The Farm

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat

Dec 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,031 Views 0 Comments

Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.

# farmers - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?
# Marriage
# Marriage

Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?

Dec 12th 2013, 5:23 PM 16,983 Views 68 Comments

With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.

# farmers - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows
# Mad Cows
From The Daily Edge
# Mad Cows

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows

Nov 6th 2013, 9:54 AM 3,978 Views 1 Comment

Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.

# farmers - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 5:58 PM 3,895 Views 29 Comments

Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.

# farmers - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed

Sep 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 3,637 Views 10 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…

# farmers - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

Sep 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,625 Views 42 Comments

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

# farmers - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today
# Farming
# Farming

Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today

Sep 25th 2013, 7:42 AM 5,679 Views 56 Comments

The payments are given to farmers living in areas considered to be at a particular disadvantaged due to factors like location in a mountainous area or restrictions due to preservation.

# farmers - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Sep 24th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,386 Views 132 Comments

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

# farmers - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft
# Farming
# Farming

Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft

Sep 22nd 2013, 3:25 PM 5,461 Views 11 Comments

Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.

# farmers - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar
# Agri Porn
From The Daily Edge
# Agri Porn

Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar

Sep 15th 2013, 9:45 AM 37,908 Views 50 Comments

Filled with 100% Irish beef, it features real-life farmers from across the country.

# farmers - 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 7,240 Views 20 Comments

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

# farmers - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings
# Big Cat
# Big Cat

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:01 PM 7,872 Views 48 Comments

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties
# CATTLE THEFTS
# CATTLE THEFTS

Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties

Aug 27th 2013, 7:25 PM 8,768 Views 36 Comments

An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.

# farmers - Saturday 13 July, 2013

17 most annoying things about growing up in the country
# Country Life
From The Daily Edge
# Country Life

17 most annoying things about growing up in the country

Jul 13th 2013, 8:15 PM 45,929 Views 130 Comments

The Irish countryside would really get on your nerves, if you didn’t love it so much.

# farmers - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how
# Farm To Fridge
# Farm To Fridge

Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how

Jul 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,485 Views 14 Comments

Irish farmers are tweeting about their day-to-day lives, work and produce over @TweetingFarmers.

# farmers - 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 2,462 Views 2 Comments

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