Catherine McCarthy, Teagasc, Emma Harrington, Glanbia and Tim Guinee, Teagasc, at the Teagasc Gateways event on dairy process innovation at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark

Falling world dairy prices coupled with imminent major production increases as a result of the ending of the EU milk quota regime present a variety of(...)

The CSO found the value of cattle output fell by more than €180 million.

Farm incomes have dropped by 1 per cent this year, according to a provisional estimate from the Central Statistics Office. It estimated total farm inc(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: more than €20 million has been awarded to almost 40 agri-food and forestry research projects.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Grants of more than €20 million have been awarded to almost 40 agri-food and forestry research projects, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has s(...)

In 2015, milk prices per litre are set to fall to 27 cent and they could fall even further than that. Dairy farmers will make little more than 2 cent profit on each litre of milk they produce.

The news from Teagasc that dairy farmers could see their incomes fall by 50 per cent next year will make for grim but hardly surprising reading for a (...)

Some dairy farms could see incomes fall by more than 50 per cent next year because of an expected drop in global milk prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some dairy farms could see incomes fall by more than 50 per cent next year because of an expected drop in global milk prices, Teagasc has warned. Its(...)

President  Michael D Higgins highlights the importance of Ireland’s family farms while speaking at the International Family Farming Conference organised by the Irish Farmers’ Association.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

President Michael D Higgins has spoken about the “critical importance” of family farms to the whole country and challenged the assumption that modern(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey says family farms are affected by extreme price volatility, escalating input costs, reduced EU support, inequity in a food supply chain and costly political and societal bureaucratic interference. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Preserving the family farm model is of critical importance to the future of this country, President Michael D Higgins has said. Mr Higgins said the fa(...)

Cindy O’Brien with a market size abalone at the Connemara Abalone Farm in Rossaveal. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy 3:02

Picture two women with backs bent over at low tide as they heave large handfuls of seaweed into baskets. Cindy O’Brien and her daughter Sinéad migh(...)

The Health and Safety Authority has defended its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child under seven in the cab of a tractor or agricultural vehicle

The Health and Safety Authority has criticised the negative response from the farming community to its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child un(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)