Phil Hogan: the EU’s agriculture commissioner will not attend due to illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of farmers are expected to descend on Brussels today as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry that has s(...)

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(...)

Asda says it will pay the guaranteed minimum price from Monday following talks with the National Farmers’ Union in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has described a move by discount retailer Asda to pay a minimum price of 28 pence per litre of milk as a “significant (...)

Activity at the scene in Feystown Road, Glenarm, Co Antrim, where two men were found shot dead in a farmhouse. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The two men who died in a shooting incident at a Co Antrim farm yesterday have been named as farmer Arthur Gibson (61), known as Art, and farm worker (...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has  confirmed the sudden death of a child on a farm.

A six-year-old boy who died in a farm accident in Northern Ireland has been named locally as Harry Starrett. It is believed the youngster was overcome(...)

 Anti-fracking sign on the side of the road near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, and Blacklion, Co Cavan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland’s €24 billion food and drink industry could be put at risk if fracking gets the go-ahead, a farm leader warned yesterday as hundreds of farm f(...)

Dead lambs lie in the snow as farmers search for trapped sheep in snow drifts in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim last month. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Northern farmers and the Stormont Executive are braced for a spiralling bill for large-scale livestock losses following last month’s devastatin(...)