Michael Murphy of the Positive Farmers group said many farm families would have “serious cash flow difficulties” this year, particularly if the milk price did not recover. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dairy farmers have been warned to avoid the “social carnage” experienced in Victoria, Australia, when farmers lost control of costs as they expanded.(...)

Bord Bia and six of the State’s biggest meat exporters are exhibiting their culinary wares at a major food trade fair in Lyon, the gastro capital of F(...)

Irish food and drink exports rose by 4 per cent to €10.5 billion last year - equating to a record €200 million per week. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish food and drink exports have grown by 45 per cent or €3.2 billion since 2009, out-performing all other sectors of the economy.To put this in cont(...)

Dom Moran, secretary general of the Department of Agriculture with Minister Simon Coveney and Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc, at the National Dairy Conference.  Photograph: John T Ohle

The ending of the milk quota regime next March will be the most important and exciting development to hit rural Ireland in a generation, the Minister(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney:  led a trade mission of 37 Irish companies to China.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Chinese palates tend to favour pork and mutton when it comes to choosing which meat to eat; but tastes are changing as the country gets richer, and th(...)

Irish seafood exports have risen by more than 300 per cent since 2011 to reach € 18 million in 2013, and sales are up 56 per cent in the first six months of this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney opened the largest-ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood & Fisheries Expo and haile(...)

Prof David Bell of Harvard School of Business at Bord Bia’s Pathways for Growth seminar in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish food industry must consolidate, get out of the “commodity trap” and exploit its potential for aquaculture.That was the message from Prof Dav(...)

Artisan croissants: terms like ‘artisan’ commonly used on the packaging of mass-produced products 
in order
to create false impressions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The difficulties artisan and specialist food producers have differentiating themselves from mass producers who use such terms as “homemade”, “farm fr(...)

The sanctions will affect some €70m  worth of exports, says Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter.

The Russian ban on EU food imports came into effect at midnight last night and Russian customs have been ordered to block incoming products from EU c(...)

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(...)