John Bryan

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

IFA president John Bryan said that almost 80 per cent of the Irish retail grocery trade was controlled by Tesco, Musgrave and Dunnes Stores, so this concentrated buying power in the hands of a small number of very powerful retail groups.

Fruit and vegetable growers, pig and poultry farmers and liquid milk producers will go out of business if the Government does not take action t(...)

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(...)

Farmers protest outside Dublin Castle this morning. Photograph: Genevieve Carbery

GENEVIEVE CARBERY No country, including Ireland, would get everything it wanted in reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap), Simon (...)

Farmers angry about planned reforms of the CAP being negotiated by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney are planning to protest in Dublin tomorrow. Photograph:  Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Farmers angry at proposed reforms of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will descend on Dublin tomorrow to coincide with the vis(...)

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