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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Farming

Last year
Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops
The IFA has questioned if the request is the best use of resources for farmers to plant wheat, grain and barley.
All time
Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018
Three Irish meat and dairy companies are examined as part of a new report on emissions.
India’s Modi vows to repeal farm laws after prolonged protests
Farmers said the legislation would devastate their earnings by ending guaranteed pricing.
What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.
Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.
Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.
EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to ban caged animal farming by 2027
The matter will now go to the EU Commission.
Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm
There are plans to extend the strategy to 5,000 dairy farms.
Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.
Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
As the biodiversity crisis gathers pace, researcher Ray O’Foghlu explains how both farmers and environmentalists struggle with contradictory land eligibility rules.
Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?
Can you tell your oinks from your baas?
Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.
Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead
They have been named locally as brothers Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy.
They have been named locally this evening as Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy.
The brothers have been described by neighbours as unremarkable "decent people".
Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?
This quiz is in honour of the National Ploughing Championships.
Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.
One third of serious farm accidents involve children or adults aged over 65
14 people having lost their lives so far this year compared to 19 for all of last year.
Man (60s) dies in farming accident in Cork
The accident occurred last night and involved a tractor.
The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.
Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon
Gardaí say that the tragic accident took place yesterday afternoon.
McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA
It was announced yesterday evening that McDonald’s will be closed from today.
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.
Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm
The death is being treated as a tragic accident.
No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters
David Long said that there were no more Dublin tractor protests planned “for the near future”.
Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause
Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.
Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed
There are currently 243 breeding females and 23 breeding males in Ireland.
President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.
Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.
Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out
The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.
Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.
Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions
The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.
'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute
The dispute has seen unofficial pickets by farmers at processing facilities around the country in recent weeks.
Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'
70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.
Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount
“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.
Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades
The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.
'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis
Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?
Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland
Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.
'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'
Multiple protests have popped up across the country.
Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks
Farmers around the country have been holding protests over the past 10 days.
Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.
Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers
The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.