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 Independent TD Mattie McGrath: said the annual national farm survey by Teagasc revealed that 26,104 farm households were not viable. Photograph: David Sleator

Taoiseach Enda Kenny defended the Government’s handling of the fodder crisis facing farmers. “Almost a thousand loads of anima(...)

Members of the IFA protesting on Kildare St in October 2012 during their day of action which raised the issue of falling farm incomes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Average farm incomes fell by 15 per cent last year to reach €25,483, Teagasc’s annual farm survey has found. However, the study identifie(...)

It’s been cold outside and Irish tillage farmers everywhere are casting a nervous eye toward the rain clouds. Approaching the harvest se(...)

Who can resist those free samples offered as you wander around the supermarket, sizzling sausages, dollops of some new dessert product or other(...)

The Harvest 2020 targets, which underpin all of the aspirations for growth in the agri-food(...)

Could Cork develop a “food valley” to boost innovation, particularly in dairy? That’s an idea being floated ahead of the abolition of EU milk q(...)

Justin McCarthy grew up reading the Irish Farmers’ Journal on the family farm in Portaferry(...)

The importation of truckloads of hay from the UK in recent days has helped to ease the fodder crisis on some farms but (...)

 Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest its landbank, which is expected to yield 1,000 bales for silage.  Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Farmers in Co Clare affected by the ongoing fodder shortage received a boost yesterday when Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest it(...)

Worries over the lack of fodder for animals are taking their toll on some farmers with reports of a number of suicides linked to the crisis in recent weeks

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced a €1 million scheme to fund the transport costs of importing fodder as concerns grew about(...)

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