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# Farmers

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# budget 2015
Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
# Going Back
The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year
Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.
# catchy
Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.
# Primary Education
Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.
The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you
Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.
# farming community
Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.
# Tullamore
Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.
# beef prices
Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income
A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.
# Farming
Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.
# cheap meat
Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers
“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.
# quack
This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks
We’re impressed.
# #delicious ethics
Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources
The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.
'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?
# giant haystacks
Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers
“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”
# In a baaaad way
Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help
The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.
# Steady On
Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...
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.
# selfies on the farm
10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.
Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.
# Farmers
Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota
This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.
# Moolah
Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund
Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.
# negative impact
Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses
The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.
# Burn
Farmers warned not to start fires on their land
Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.
# udder disgrace
Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk
Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.
# malnutrition
NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.
# fine heifer
Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers
The Buachaill is nothing if not persistent.
# funding for farmers
Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.
# accidents
46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.
# snapchat on the farm
This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat
Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.
# Marriage
Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?
With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.
# Mad cows
This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows
Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.
# Budget 2014
ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.
# Not the News
Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
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…
# Abortion
Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation
More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.
# Farming
Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today
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.
# rural ireland
More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.
# Farming
Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft
Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.
# agri porn
Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar
Filled with 100% Irish beef, it features real-life farmers from across the country.
# Peru
Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants
Not a bad idea in the fight against drugs – but low prices and coffee plant diseases getting in the way.