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# farmers - Monday 17 June, 2013

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8
# Incognito
From The Daily Edge
# Incognito

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8

Jun 17th 2013, 10:18 AM 34,919 Views 102 Comments

Local residents have said they’ll stick out because their tractors are brand new.

# farmers - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'

Jun 5th 2013, 5:44 PM 4,835 Views 19 Comments

Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.

# farmers - Thursday 30 May, 2013

European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform
# Fishing
# Fishing

European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform

May 30th 2013, 7:37 AM 4,359 Views 29 Comments

This follows tough negotiations by the Irish Presidency and strong protests here.

# farmers - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin
# Farmers
# Farmers

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

May 28th 2013, 1:12 PM 9,051 Views 44 Comments

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
# Farming
# Farming

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers

May 28th 2013, 9:38 AM 3,188 Views 21 Comments

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.

# farmers - Monday 20 May, 2013

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
# Food Shortage
# Food Shortage

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

May 20th 2013, 4:58 PM 6,070 Views 93 Comments

The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.

# farmers - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
# Farms
# Farms

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

May 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 10,993 Views 73 Comments

The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.

# farmers - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks
# Fodder Crisis
# Fodder Crisis

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

May 10th 2013, 6:02 PM 6,337 Views 54 Comments

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

# farmers - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
# Farms
# Farms

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

May 9th 2013, 8:38 PM 12,426 Views 53 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

# farmers - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
# Farming
# Farming

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc

May 8th 2013, 2:34 PM 4,271 Views 15 Comments

The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.

"Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers
# White-tailed Eagles
# White-tailed Eagles

"Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers

May 8th 2013, 12:20 PM 12,753 Views 73 Comments

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 - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers
# Farmers
# Farmers

Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers

May 7th 2013, 12:36 PM 5,190 Views 5 Comments

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 - Monday 6 May, 2013

Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"
# RISKY BUSINESS
# RISKY BUSINESS

Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"

May 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 4,014 Views 9 Comments

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.

# farmers - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis'
# Fodder Crisis
# Fodder Crisis

3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis'

May 1st 2013, 9:36 AM 7,161 Views 28 Comments

The IFA President said this might be the first of many more shipments of fodder.

# farmers - Sunday 28 April, 2013

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
# Agri Accidents
# Agri Accidents

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Apr 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 18,888 Views 6 Comments

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

# farmers - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,121 Views 33 Comments

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.

# farmers - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers
# Fodder
# Fodder

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers

Apr 23rd 2013, 8:37 PM 7,214 Views 45 Comments

The money will be used to reduce the price of imported fodder.

Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'
# Fodder Crisis
# Fodder Crisis

Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:27 PM 7,876 Views 50 Comments

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 - Saturday 20 April, 2013

FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue
# Farmers
# Farmers

FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue

Apr 20th 2013, 1:28 PM 6,160 Views 37 Comments

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.”

# farmers - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C
# MINUS ELEVEN
# MINUS ELEVEN

Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C

Apr 4th 2013, 10:44 AM 16,337 Views 23 Comments

A temperature of ground -11°C was noted at Finner in Donegal overnight, that’s a record for this time of year.

# farmers - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs

Mar 20th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,791 Views 2 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

# farmers - Monday 18 March, 2013

Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry
# Farms
# Farms

Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry

Mar 18th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,380 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated farm production.

# farmers - Thursday 14 March, 2013

EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'
# Farmers
# Farmers

EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'

Mar 14th 2013, 5:11 PM 8,421 Views 57 Comments

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.

# farmers - Monday 11 March, 2013

IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms
# CAP
# CAP

IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms

Mar 11th 2013, 2:57 PM 5,572 Views 68 Comments

Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.

# farmers - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut
# Beef
# Beef

Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut

Mar 10th 2013, 5:44 PM 7,605 Views 28 Comments

An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.

Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner
# Farmers
# Farmers

Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner

Mar 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,434 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.

# farmers - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
# Farm Safety
# Farm Safety

Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents

Mar 9th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,206 Views 4 Comments

Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.

# farmers - Monday 4 March, 2013

Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo
# Farmers
# Farmers

Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo

Mar 4th 2013, 9:26 AM 3,028 Views 23 Comments

The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.

# farmers - Friday 1 March, 2013

# farmers - Monday 25 February, 2013

Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations
# Farming
# Farming

Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations

Feb 25th 2013, 7:14 PM 3,199 Views 5 Comments

However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.

# farmers - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry

Feb 5th 2013, 7:00 PM 139 Views 30 Comments

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 - 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 2,180 Views 9 Comments

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

# farmers - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
# Got Milk?
# Got Milk?

Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk

Nov 27th 2012, 7:22 PM 7,845 Views 35 Comments

Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.

# farmers - 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.

PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts
# Farmers
# Farmers

PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts

Oct 9th 2012, 4:27 PM 8,508 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association says possible cuts to the EU budget could have a material impact on CAP funding.

# farmers - 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 4,263 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.

# farmers - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Poll: Do you buy organic food?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you buy organic food?

Sep 16th 2012, 11:29 AM 6,778 Views 81 Comments

Are you concious of what you put in your basket or trolley? And if you buy organic, why?

# farmers - 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 19,358 Views 38 Comments

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