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‘Information & communications technology the key to revolutionising agriculture’

‘Information & communications technology the key to revolutionising agriculture’

Promoting sustainable agriculture through information and communications technology will require a renewed focus on innovation and investment in research, technology...

Wheat production to again outstrip use as dairy prices set to remain weak

Wheat production to again outstrip use as dairy prices set to remain weak

Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead,according to the UN Food & Agricultural Organisation...

UN contest to bring World Food Day into spotlight

UN contest to bring World Food Day into spotlight

For 2016 World Food Day the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is asking the world’s children to help it...

China’s No. 1 meat processor to invest €156m in New Zealand’s No. 1 livestock company

China’s No. 1 meat processor to invest €156m in New Zealand’s No. 1 livestock company

Complaints by a New Zealand political party about a joint venture between meat megalith Silver Fern Farms and Chinese company...

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Michelle McIlveen as the minister at the new Department of Agriculture,...

Bayer puts $62 billion ‘all cash’ offer to Monsanto

Bayer puts $62 billion ‘all cash’ offer to Monsanto

Following further market speculation and stakeholder inquiries, German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer has publicly disclosed the details of...

Glanbia special dividend payment now complete

Glanbia special dividend payment now complete

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited has completed the distribution of a 25c per share special dividend to all members. The payment...

Former Ag Minister calls for ‘proper intervention price’ for dairy sector

Former Ag Minister calls for ‘proper intervention price’ for dairy sector

The former Minister for Agriculture has called for Brussels to raise its dairy intervention price owing to what he said...

Almost half of Member States want their own EU exit referendum

Almost half of Member States want their own EU exit referendum

An Ipsos survey has revealed that 45% of respondents in EU countries  believe their own country should hold a referendum...

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Germany looks set to abstain in an EU vote next week on the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers,...

New Zealand farmers export more meat for less money

New Zealand farmers export more meat for less money

New Zealand’s red meat export revenue is down for the six months to March 31, despite increased shipments and depreciation...

5 things you need to know about SBCI’s multi-million farm machinery fund

5 things you need to know about SBCI’s multi-million farm machinery fund

Earlier this month a €50m fund for farmers or farm contractors buying or leasing farm machinery was confirmed by the...

Is Bayer preparing to buy Monsanto?

Is Bayer preparing to buy Monsanto?

German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer may buy US-agribusiness giant Monsanto for more than $40 billion, according to the...

Sterling may depreciate sharply, warns Bank of England

Sterling may depreciate sharply, warns Bank of England

With the Brexit referendum just six weeks away, the Bank of England has voted unanimously to maintain its bank rate...

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

Northern Ireland’s former Minister for Agriculture, Michelle O’Neill, has been re-elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly. According to Sinn Fein...

Cattle feed additive will cut methane emissions by 30%

Cattle feed additive will cut methane emissions by 30%

A cattle feed additive has been found to cut bovine methane production by 30%, without affecting the health of the...

Dairy farming excellence recognised at Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

Dairy farming excellence recognised at Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

Eight Aurivo milk suppliers from seven counties were recognised for their excellence in milk production at the annual Aurivo Milk...

Dumped cattle carcasses leave border farmers ‘very worried’

Dumped cattle carcasses leave border farmers ‘very worried’

A Sinn Féin County Councillor has said the re-occurrence of dumped cattle carcasses in north Louth has left the farming...