Asda says it will pay the guaranteed minimum price from Monday following talks with the National Farmers’ Union in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has described a move by discount retailer Asda to pay a minimum price of 28 pence per litre of milk as a “significant (...)

Activists have been calling for an 80 per cent reduction target in carbon emissions to be enshrined in Irish legislation, as it is in other European states. This has been resisted by the Irish Farmers’ Association, however. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has bowed to criticism from environmental groups by moving to address the absence of specific emission targets in its climate change Bi(...)

A reward has been offered for information leading to the return of 100 animals stolen from a farm in the midlands. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A reward has been offered for information leading to the return of 100 animals stolen from a farm in the midlands. Niall Dillon, who owns a farm at Co(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton: said TTIP offered ‘massive opportunities’ for the Irish economy. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The opening up of the EU import market to large volumes of US beef poses one of the greatest threats to Irish agriculture in decades, the Irish Farme(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith, book editor Matt Dempsey, Ray MacSharry and IFA president Eddie Downey at the book launch. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former EU commissioner Ray MacSharry has challenged Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to come “out on the street” and repeat allegations she m(...)

A TTIP deal could encompass almost half the global economy, potentially generating €92 billion in added output for the EU and US.

EU negotiators must ensure the interests of Irish and European farmers are not sacrificed in pursuit of an overall trade deal with the US, the Irish F(...)

Rural organisation have said the Garda text alert system is a vital tool in supporting local communities.

A text alert system aimed at preventing crime in local communities has been used over a million times since its introduction in late 2013, according t(...)

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(...)

An IFA delegation, led by president Eddie Downey and IFA national livestock committee chairman Henry Burns, on their way into talks with the meat factories over beef prices at Citywest in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

Farmers are due to carry out nationwide protests outside meat processing plants tomorrow after nine hours of talks aimed at averting the move were&(...)

The Taoiseach at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It was said to be the most successful The National Ploughing Association has announced that the Championships will return to Ratheniska in Stradbally,(...)

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