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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Farmers

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you buy organic food?
Are you concious of what you put in your basket or trolley? And if you buy organic, why?
# agriporn
100% Irish beef: Farmers' charity calendar launches
The annual calendar in aid of Bóthar excels itself this year with feather-dusting farmers and baths in a barrel.
# Farming
Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins
The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.
# Farmers
One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems
Isolation and loneliness among farmers can make them more vulnerable to mental health issues, says study.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Tuesday
Things we learned, loved, and shared today.
# Farmers
Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers
Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.
# crops
Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA
The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.
# farm subsidies
Dublin firm to help 'spy' on farmers
Icon Group will use satellite technology to spot any Northern Irish farmers flouting subsidy rules.
# Thefts
Manhole covers and memorial plaques: what's being stolen in the recession?
And what’s being done to prevent it?
# China
Legal activist arrives in US after rushed exit from China
Chen Guangcheng and his family were suddenly allowed to leave China on Saturday after a weeks-long diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing.
# Road Rage
Won't somebody please think of the farmers?
Mayo County Council has a special appeal for road users – to give farmers room to go about their job at this busy agricultural season.
# Agriculture
US decision to review beef bans welcomed
“This will pave the way for allowing access for EU and Irish beef to the very valuable US market,” said the Minister for Agriculture.
# Virus
Farmers urge 'biosecurity' over fears UK livestock virus could reach Ireland
The Schmallenberg virus causing miscarriages in sheep and cattle herds has now been found on 74 English farms.
# Good News
Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year
The sector produced over €6.2 billion worth of goods in 2011 with big increases in cereals, cattle and milk output.
# Farmers
Farm incomes increase by 27 per cent despite economic woes
The average farm’s earnings rose dramatically to €21,500 last year, according to the IFA.
# not for christmas
Christmas present dogs 'a worry for sheep farmers'
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has warned of dangers of roaming dogs – especially when they are given to “irresponsible” owners at Christmas.
# Budget 2012
Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…
# Scrap Metal
Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers
A farmers’ association has called on the Gardaí to increase its supervision of the scrap metal industry in order to protects its members’ land.
# Farmers
Outcry by farmers prompts the EU to raise compensation for E.Coli crisis
The EU Farm Chief has raised the money on offer to farmers struck by the E.Coli crisis in Germany from €150 million to €210 million.
# Germany
Aid sought for farmers affected by E.coli outbreak
The German Chancellor and Spanish Prime Minister have discussed getting aid for farmers affected by the outbreak.
# China
Farmers confused by exploding watermelons in China
Watermelons may be exploding due to the use of chemicals, latest reports say.
# land prices
Agricultural land prices fall by over 50 per cent in the past four years
Average land price in 2010 alone dropped by 14.5 per cent. The Irish Farmers Journal say the biggest problem for farmers remains access to funding to buy land.