‘The money has been taken out of one department for the year and given to a completely different department; farmers would be very disappointed in that,’ says Jackie Cahill TD. Photograph: iStock

Farming representatives are to challenge Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue over the Government’s decision to reroute €49 million in enviro(...)

Extinction Rebellion Ireland activists join farmers outside the Department of Agriculture to call for sustainable agriculture and more support for small farms. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Climate campaign group Extinction Rebellion Ireland and small farmers have united to demonstrate outside the Department of Agriculture on Friday in pu(...)

The IFA has asked the Minister for Agriculture  to ensure that the least possible amount of money is deducted from Pillar One funding, that covering direct farm payments. Photograph: iStock

The EU continues to ask “more and more” of Irish farmers on environmental reform but without giving them any increase in funding, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesman Matt Carthy said the UK-Australia trade deal will set the template for future British trade deals .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is mounting concern in political and farming circles that the UK is on the cusp of sealing a trade deal with Australia that could have a major i(...)

Carrowbehy Bog SAC in Co Roscommon is one of Ireland’s wettest and most important raised bogs. Photograph courtesy Ronan Casey/The Living Bog

Visit the Living Bog project in the midlands and you will see, not a dank brown landscape, but a vibrant “tapestry” of colour teeming with life. It’s(...)

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), which has 14,000 members. Photograph: iStock

Dairy farmers have said the “constant attack” on their livelihoods by “arrogant elements” of the environmental movement will be a key issue in the gen(...)

IFA president Joe Healy says the supermarket chains are the “kingmakers” and are “on top of the pile, dictating price”. File photograph

Groups representing livestock farmers are meeting today with some of the largest retailers in the State in an effort to secure a price increase for be(...)

Some 30% of milk produced in Northern Ireland goes to the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Farmers’ groups in Northern Ireland and the Republic have called for clarification on how food processed in each other’s markets would be treated unde(...)

Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Budget 2020 will come as a “profound disappointment” to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough(...)

Protests by farmers continue outside meat processing plants around the country. File image

ABP food group has said that 355 of its workers have been temporarily let go from its plant at Cahir, Co Tipperary bringing the total lay-offs in the (...)

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