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48 hours’ notice and immediate inspection result to be put in charter
Anne O'Donoghue
IFA rural development chair John Curran confirmed these measures have been agreed “in principle” under a review of the Farmers’ Charter of Rights.
Independents shake up the farming vote
29 May 2024 News
Independents shake up the farming vote
With just over one week until polling day in the European elections, an Irish Farmers Journal survey has revealed farmer voting intentions.
Slurry and grass to fuel AD plants
29 May 2024 News
Slurry and grass to fuel AD plants
The industry will be agri-centric, meaning farmers will be the main suppliers of feedstock such as grass silage and manures to produce biomethane gas which will decarbonise the energy sector.
Live exports surpass 200,000 head
Calf exports are now on a par to 2023 with over 161,000 head exported live while higher exports of stores and finished cattle are pushing exports over 6,000 head above 2023 levels.
29 May 2024 News
Banks draw ire of MEP candidates at Cork meeting
The Irish banking system was described as dysfunctional by an Irish MEP during meeting with farmers in west Cork earlier this week.
29 May 2024 News
INHFA slams latest delays for farmers in ACRES
The INHFA has called for “immediate clarity” from Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue around the clearance delays for non-productive investments.
29 May 2024 Schemes
Carberry neck and neck with Cowen
The Irish Farmers Journal surveyed over 1,100 farmers in the Midlands North West and South, here are the results of the poll.
29 May 2024 News
Missed opportunity in anaerobic digestion plan
An opportunity to make our farmer-owned co-ops central to this project has again been missed when they would have been an ideal vehicle to get central farmer involvement and ownership.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Land market explodes into life
Land sales - it is clearly outside business interests in many cases are driving the price.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
US dairy comparison unfair to Irish dairy farmers
Any opportunity to exploit our competitive advantage to grow grass and convert it into high value, world renowned, environmentally positive product should be welcomed.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Learning from the US sexed semen programmes
We continue to lack joined up thinking and investment for the scale of the Irish semen business.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Independent Ireland third most popular party among farmers
The party, only founded last November, would get 11% of farmers first preference votes if a general election was held next week.
29 May 2024 News