Farmers

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The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association called on farmers not to be panicked by media reports on farm debt. Photograph: Frank Miller

Farmers’ groups have warned of potentially ugly scenes if vulture funds begin selling off Irish farms. Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association pr(...)

An anti-water charge protester: Sinn Féin supporters are the most supportive of repayment, with 84 per cent in favour. Photograph: Eric Luke

An overwhelming majority of voters want those who paid water charges to be refunded by the State, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos opinion p(...)

Chief executive at Kerry Group Stan McCarthy:  He is to resign as head of the group’s co-operative arm amid the company’s ongoing row with suppliers over price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With no sign of an upturn in milk prices, the State’s leading dairy lobby group has called for a cut in output – a move that would have been unthinkab(...)

ABP’s plan to take a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods has been referred to the European Commission’s competition authority. Larry Goodman’s company (...)

Mairéad McGuinness MEP: had claimed that ABP had not “at this stage” notified the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of the proposed deal to buy half of Slaney Foods. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods says it fully intends to notify the competition authority of its plan to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. This (...)

Belgian riot police face angry farmers during a European farmers protest rally near the European institutions in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU agriculture ministers agreed a €500 million aid package for farmers though stopped short of raising the intervention price for dairy products, p(...)

Dairy farmers have warned they are facing a “state of emergency” because of the collapse in milk prices over the past year

German retailer Aldi and British chain Morrisons have agreed to increase the price they pay to British suppliers for milk, bowing to pressure from dai(...)

Ireland’s beef trade is the single biggest component of the country’s €10 billion food and drink export business.

Farmers’ groups have reacted angrily to a report suggesting the proposed EU-US trade deal is likely to damage Irish beef exports.According to an asses(...)

Tourists visit a park near Karamay, in China’s Xinjiang province. Xinjiang has long been a destination for Chinese travellers, but mounting reports of ethnic riots and terror attacks have severely hurt tourism here. Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times

Twenty-two people were killed when four Uighur assailants armed with knives and explosives attacked a market in Xinjiang province last week, as ethnic(...)