The IFA says cattle prices have fallen €200-€400 per head since this time last year

The current difficulties in the beef industry have led to the biggest crisis to ever face livestock farmers, IFA president Eddie Downey has said.He s(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey: worried about food coming onto the market. Photograph: David Sleator

Farm groups and the food and drink industry have expressed concern about the Russian ban on food imports from Europe and said they were worried it co(...)

Problems accessing high-speed broadband in rural areas continue. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are 300,000 votes at stake in farming households, and the issues that arise on urban and rural doorsteps can differ greatly. Of co(...)

Eddie Downey said the negotiations during the most recent Cap reform showed a dangerous drift away from the sustainable production of food for consumers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Concerns about farm incomes, EU trade deals and the economic recovery of rural areas are among the issues raised in the Irish Farmers’ Associat(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: called a meeting of beef processors, farm organisations and groups such as Teagasc and Bord Bia following the deterioration in relations between factories and farmers. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A package of measures to help the beef industry was announced by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney yesterday after(...)

The delegation  alleged that Irish meat factories were manipulating pricing and actively discriminating against livestock marts.

A delegation of marts representatives and farmers has complained to the European Directorate for Competition that meat factories are subverting(...)

 Beef farmers  protest outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin today there they  criticised Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s Food Harvest 2020 plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 3,000 IFA members gathered outside the Department of Agriculture on Dublin’s Kildare Street today to highlight their concerns about fallin(...)

Cattle at James Winslade’s farm wait to be fed in Moorland  in Somerset, England. The third-generation farmer, whose family has been farming the area for 150 years, calculates 94 percent of his farmland is under water. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Farmers living in river catchment areas have urged the Government to deliver a plan to tackle the flooding problem for once and for all. While the foc(...)

A flooded farm in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Farmers along the western and southern seaboard are counting the cost of the recent floods and storms with thousands of acres of farmland covered in s(...)

Newly elected IFA president Eddie Downey giving his inaugural address at the 59th IFA annual general meeting in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

New IFA president Eddie Downey has vowed to change the “Big Brother” mentality surrounding farm inspections and said he would fight to secure a new ch(...)