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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Farmers

All time
# Farm to Fridge
Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how
Irish farmers are tweeting about their day-to-day lives, work and produce over @TweetingFarmers.
# Crunch time
Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue
The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.
# incognito
US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8
Local residents have said they’ll stick out because their tractors are brand new.
# Student Grants
New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'
Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.
# Fishing
European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform
This follows tough negotiations by the Irish Presidency and strong protests here.
# Farmers
Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin
The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.
# Farming
Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
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.
# food shortage
Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.
# farms
Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.
# fodder crisis
Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks
The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.
# farms
20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.
# Farming
CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.
# white-tailed eagles
"Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers
The first white-tailed eagle chicks have been born in Ireland after 100 years – but the Irish Farmers’ Association is calling for more monitoring.
# Farmers
Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers
The fodder crisis has seen the IFA set up a fund so that it can transport huge amounts of fodder to farmers so that they can feed their animals.
Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"
When a group of farmers realised that health and safety was a big issue on their farms, they took things into their own hands – and won an award for their work.
# fodder crisis
3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis'
The IFA President said this might be the first of many more shipments of fodder.
# agri accidents
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.
# Fodder
Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers
The money will be used to reduce the price of imported fodder.
# fodder crisis
Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that some farmers were experiencing difficulties with fodder shortages because of the recent bad weather but ruled out setting up a special task force on the issue.
# Farmers
FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue
Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”
Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C
A temperature of ground -11°C was noted at Finner in Donegal overnight, that’s a record for this time of year.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
# farms
Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry
Thousands of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated farm production.
# Farmers
EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'
MEP Liam Alyward said the vote is just the beginning of the reform and now is the time to work on giving countries flexibility within the policy.
IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms
Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.
# Beef
Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut
An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.
# Farmers
Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner
Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.
# farm safety
Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.
# Farmers
Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo
The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.
# Farming
Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations
However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.
Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry
It suits big food retailers to push cheap products, but the end result is an insult to the Irish farmers who worked so hard to build up the industry, writes Seamus Sheridan
# Farmers
Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President
Addressing the associations AGM, Bryan said farmers were angry by budget cuts announced by the minister.
# Got milk?
Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner
Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.
# Farmers
PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts
The Irish Farmers’ Association says possible cuts to the EU budget could have a material impact on CAP funding.
# Farmers
CAP payments to be published again after privacy case
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.