Three key issues: the non-trickle-down effect, spending versus saving, and who’s first in the queue are all up for debate. Illustration: CSA/Vetta/Getty

NUI Galway, “such as IT, agribusiness, medical devices and pharmaceuticals”. Their contribution was(...)

Alltech founder Dr Pearse Lyons says merger will precipitate  “better performance and value to livestock and poultry producers across the globe.”

Animal nutrition company Alltech is to acquire US-based Ridley in a move the companies say will create a new model to deliver products and tailored fe(...)

Under EU regulations, details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 must be published by member states before May 31st. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The full addresses of farmers will not be listed by the Department of Agriculture when it publishes details of EU farm payments received by farmers in(...)

British food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle announced a major restructuring on Tuesday, saying it would exit most of its European bulk ingredients business and make changes to its struggling Splenda sucralose unit.

British food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle announced a major restructuring on Tuesday, saying it would exit most of its European bulk ingredients busi(...)

China’s infant formula market is set to grow to more than $30 billion by 2017

China is considering a ban on advertisements for infant milk formula in a bid to tackle low levels of breast feeding, the official Xinhua news agency (...)

Dairy co-op Aurivo, formerly Connacht Gold, saw profits jump 70 per cent to €8.9 million last year despite the collapse in milk prices.On the back of (...)

Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times,  AIB Start-up Academy winner Fabien Peyaud of Herdwatch, and Ken Burke, head of business banking at AIB (right). Photo: Dave Meehan

Herdwatch, a farming app and software package for dairy and beef cattle farmers, won the inaugural AIB Start-up Academy. Its founder Fabien Peyaud acc(...)

Donegal said adjusted operating profit fell by €2.1 million from €2.9 million in 2013 to €900,000 last year

Operating profits also down at Dublin-listed agribusiness group (...)

The Macra na Feirme website. “Macra na Feirme, as the only representative body for young farmers and rural youth in this country, should be proud of its achievements, especially in the context of the recent CAP young farmer measures.”

Newpark Drive, Co Kilkenny. Ms Evans is a final year student in UCD’s food and agribusiness management(...)

All the candidates are prominent Macra na Feirme members and are all involved in farming.  Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rural youth and young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme will elect its 35th president today . The election count will take place at its hea(...)