The dairy industry here has been on a massive expansion curve since the lifting of EU milk quotas in 2015, and global dairy markets have held up pretty well during the pandemic but prices are notoriously volatile

It didn’t take long for farmers to send a shot across the bow of Glanbia Ireland, the State’s largest milk processor, which will soon, barring any reg(...)

There is little more contentious in a will than who inherits the family farm: Photograph: Getty

Family disputes about inheritance and wills are by their nature divisive, in particular in Ireland when it comes to farmland. With land values on the (...)

‘The money has been taken out of one department for the year and given to a completely different department; farmers would be very disappointed in that,’ says Jackie Cahill TD. Photograph: iStock

Farming representatives are to challenge Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue over the Government’s decision to reroute €49 million in enviro(...)

Extinction Rebellion Ireland activists join farmers outside the Department of Agriculture to call for sustainable agriculture and more support for small farms. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Climate campaign group Extinction Rebellion Ireland and small farmers have united to demonstrate outside the Department of Agriculture on Friday in pu(...)

The IFA has asked the Minister for Agriculture  to ensure that the least possible amount of money is deducted from Pillar One funding, that covering direct farm payments. Photograph: iStock

The EU continues to ask “more and more” of Irish farmers on environmental reform but without giving them any increase in funding, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesman Matt Carthy said the UK-Australia trade deal will set the template for future British trade deals .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is mounting concern in political and farming circles that the UK is on the cusp of sealing a trade deal with Australia that could have a major i(...)

Farming organisations will appear before the Oireachtas joint committee on agriculture on Tuesday to voice concerns. Photograph: iStock

Farming organisations will on Tuesday seek assurances from Bord na Móna that the semi-State company’s plan to rewet more than 30,000 hectares of bog w(...)

Cillian Lohan has been elected vice-president of the European Economic and Social Committee, on a mandate of reforming the body

Not many people know about the EU’s European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Neither did Cillian Lohan, before he found himself nominated to be (...)

Carrowbehy Bog SAC in Co Roscommon is one of Ireland’s wettest and most important raised bogs. Photograph courtesy Ronan Casey/The Living Bog

Visit the Living Bog project in the midlands and you will see, not a dank brown landscape, but a vibrant “tapestry” of colour teeming with life. It’s(...)

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(...)

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