Icos, the umbrella group for dairy co-ops, has devised a new scheme to shield farmers from commodity price volatility. The group’s “555” income stabi(...)

The logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta adorns it’s headquarters in Basel. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

China’s state-owned ChemChina will make an agreed €39.4 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, the companies said on Wednesday, ma(...)

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Total Produce has bought a 65 per cent stake in US-based Progressive Produce for an undisclosed sum. Progressive Produce, which currently employs 2(...)

Wexford Creamery generated losses of €9.3 million for the 13 months to the beginning of May last year, according to its latest set of accounts. Durin(...)

Milk prices have been a major issue for dairy farmers in the North this year Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Farming families in the North suffered a £129 million slump in their livelihoods last year as farm incomes fell to £183 million (€240m) in 2015 accord(...)

Glanbia Co-op chairman Henry Corbally said the current weak state of global dairy and grain markets makes this a very challenging time for members.

The board of Glanbia Co-operative Society has announced the creation of a support package worth €35.6 million for members. Glanbia Co-op chairman Hen(...)

KPMG head of transaction services Mark Collins: “We surveyed people at a very high level in corporates, including CFOs, heads of M&A and, in some cases CEOs.”

(...) activity in the year ahead include technology and the agribusiness and food sectors. Many respondents also(...)

Syn-bio fun: fluorescent pet fish. Illustration: Michael Viney

(...) genetic engineering would have gratified the agribusiness multinationals and the many Irish scientists(...)

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(...) out of many agribusiness firms. If push comes to shove, people need to be fed, but the whole point of(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: . The research emphasis at new facility will initially be on maximising the potential for milk production from grass. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Kerry-based Dairymaster has provided the technology to help power UCD’s new €2.3 million dairy research facility in Co Kildare, which will be opened (...)