European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan expected to announce the advance on Monday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The European Commission is planning to fast-track €840 million in payments to Irish farmers as part of the series of measures to deal with collapsing(...)

The IFA and Teagasc have begun a trial  to increase  acreage given over to baby potatoes. Photograph: Thinkstock

The acreage devoted by Irish farmers to potatoes has hit a 20-year low this year and yields are likely to be down by some 15 to 20 per cent, the Irish(...)

The labour market in Germany stands in stark contrast to the job situation in southern European countries such as Greece and Spain, which have unemployment rates of around 25 per cent and 22 per cent respectively

German unemployment fell more than expected in August, with the jobless rate holding steady at a record low, offering reassurance that consumer spendi(...)

Donegal Investment Group operates across agri-inputs, produce, property and other investments.

Donegal Investment Group has reported revenues which were down €500,000 in the first six months of the year as a rise in turnover in its speciality da(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey described farm incomes as “non-existent” at a time when children are going back to school, and urged Agriculture Commissioner Phil  Hogan to move to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. File photograph:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has expressed hope the European Commission will release up to €800 million in funding wh(...)

Farmers protesting in Dublin city centre in 2013 against low milk pricing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Farmers are to stage a major demonstration at Stormont to highlight the ongoing difficulties facing their industry. The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) sai(...)

Meat exports have fallen from €15m to just €58,000.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Irish food exports to Russia effectively ground to a halt in the first six months of 2015, dropping by 75 per cent, as Moscow’s trade war with the We(...)

Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

(...) after US agribusiness leader Monsanto gave up trying to buy the group. The Swiss company was the top(...)

Bord Bia will attend Russia’s largest food industry event next month amid the ongoing freeze in East-West relations and the Russian food import ban. T(...)

Simon Coveney is also getting it in the neck for over-hyping the potential of the US beef market. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Dairy farmers have spent the last two years ramping up production ahead of the ending of milk quotas. Egged on by Government, they’ve expanded herd nu(...)