A customer walks past a KFC store in Shanghai yesterday. REUTERS/Aly Song

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald’s(...)

A high proportion of farm deaths involved tractors and machinery.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Today is the first National Farm Safety Awareness Day to highlight the risks involved in what continues to be the most dangerous occupation in Ireland(...)

Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith and president Eddie Downey at the association’s pre-budget submission yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) wants the Government to introduce a tax deposit scheme to help members cope with income volatility caused by wea(...)

Ulster Bank ahead of target in terms of lending to businesses this year. Photograph: Frank Miller

(...) opened was 36 per cent higher than the same period of last year.   Agribusiness Agriculture(...)

Paudie O’Connor with his cousin Joe O’Connor of the Castleisland- based Rhyno Mills with the best retailer award they won in Brighton. Photograph: John Reidy

Paudie O’Connor is the managing director of Rhyno Mills, an animal feed production and distribution company based in Castleisland, Co Kerry. It was op(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has predicted that Ireland will become the fastest growing producer of dairy products over the next decade. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has predicted that Ireland will become the fastest growing producer of dairy products ove(...)

Monsanto, known for its  enetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops,  also announced authorisation of a $10 billion share repurchase. Photograph: REuters

Monsanto reported a 6 per cent drop in quarterly profit yesterday, but shares jumped more than 5 per cent as the world’s largest seed company beat for(...)

IDB chief executive Kevin Lane said today marks the completion of a very significant investment programme

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has opened a new $12 million cheese manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. The plant is part of the board’s Thiel cheese and(...)

Monsanto’s DeKalb brand seed corn sits at the Crop Production Services warehouse in Illinois. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Aaron Kirchfeld, Andrew Noel in London and Patrick Winters in Zurich The desire to avoid US corporate taxes has now spread to agricultural giants – as(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton: leading 41 companies on a trade mission to drum up business with Ireland’s biggest trading partner in Asia

(...) delegates from many industries, including medical devices, automotive equipment, agribusiness, software(...)