IFA president Tim Cullinan said programmes like Smart Farming that work with farmers to deliver change at farm level had never been so important. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Farmers who participated in the Smart Farming initiative in 2020 identified average greenhouse gas emission reductions of 9 per cent and cost savings (...)

Lidl claims the IFA has published advertisements containing statements that are extremely damaging to its business and its reputation.

Lidl Ireland has claimed before the High Court that allegations by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) that the supermarket chain has misled its custo(...)

Farmers have criticised Glanbia’s move to temporarily curb milk supply. Photograph: iStock

Glanbia’s controversial decision to curb the supply of milk from farmers is linked to a planning objection taken by An Taisce against a major cheese m(...)

Licensing delays at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have slowed tree felling and planting, creating a shortage of timber for sawmills and ultimately housebuilding.

Farmers and foresters have joined forces to demand that Minister of State for Agriculture, Pippa Hackett, tackles the crisis in the Republic’s timber(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Association said farmers must ban dogs from land to protect their livestock. File photograph

The dramatic rescue of a dog missing for two weeks and eventually discovered wandering in the Wicklow Mountains is a prime example of why the animals (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the Irish Farmers Association’s agm, watched by IFA president Tim Cullinan

The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has commended the “heroic efforts” by farmers in keeping food supply chains open during the pandemic. The Government w(...)

‘The UK’s departure from the EU also has brought implications for our all-island dairy economy,’ said Irish Co-operative Organisation Society president. Photograph: Oktay Ortakcioglu/Getty

Ireland’s agri-food sector dodged a bullet last month when the European Union and the United Kingdom agreed a trade deal. A third of our food and drin(...)

Taoiseach says while the deal reached between the EU-UK would disappoint fishermen, it is was still better than no deal. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the Irish fishing industry will be disappointed by the EU-UK trade deal, which he called “the least bad version of Brexi(...)

Trucks parked on the side of the motorway near the Euro Tunnel terminal in Folkestone. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The disruption to travel and freight haulage across the UK in recent days has been described by Bord Bia “as an insight into the post-Brexit world”. (...)

Cattle graze in Cootehill Co Cavan. Environmental umbrella group EP said ‘without a decrease in cattle numbers Ireland will continue to be in breach of EU law’. Photograph: Getty

A plan that tries to set out how Irish agriculture could achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 “perpetuates business-as-usual practices that will continue(...)

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