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 (...)

An Taisce said the “moderate advice” contained in the teacher resource document did not include dietary recommendations.

The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA) response to recommendations that children cut back on meat and dairy has been “completely hysterical” and is in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US president Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock as Melania Trump looks on during the annual presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC n 2018. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Politicians cannot win. Leo Varadkar has been accused of hypocrisy over his vow to reduce his carbon footprint by cutting down on red meat while order(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, last week. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Farmers and agri-food operators are becoming anxious about the “weight of consideration” being given to the Border question in the Brexit negotiations(...)

Some farmers are supplementing grass with five kilos of meal. Photograph: iStock

Farmers are facing “huge additional costs” if the current spell of dry weather continues as growth rates on farms have dropped by anything from 50-70 (...)

An emergency fodder delivery arrives from the UK to the Dairygold Co-Op in Ballymakeera, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

There is no alternative hardy versatile crop that Irish farmers could grow to withstand a fodder crisis caused by a long winter and a cold, wet spring(...)

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