Agriculture

Could an extra-terrestrial manage the planet better than we can?

Could an extra-terrestrial manage the planet better than we can?

If you were an extra-terrestrial coloniser and you discovered a new planet in a distant solar system to colonise –...

September 8, 2019

‘Tariff barriers could cause UK food shortage’ – NFU

‘Tariff barriers could cause UK food shortage’ – NFU

As the uncertainty around Brexit continues and the imposition of potential tariffs of €1.7 billion on Irish agri-food exports looms,...

March 11, 2019

Agriculture singled out as ‘critical policy area’ in DUP £1 billion deal with Tories

Agriculture singled out as ‘critical policy area’ in DUP £1 billion deal with Tories

Northern Ireland’s agriculture sector has been highlighted as a “critical policy area during the EU exit negotiations” in an agreement...

June 26, 2017

Hogan to propose the introduction of risk management tools tomorrow

Hogan to propose the introduction of risk management tools tomorrow

The European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, is to endorse the role of risk management tools as a means of...

December 5, 2016

Points for agricultural science drop on 2015 levels

Points for agricultural science drop on 2015 levels

Points to study Agricultural Science in UCD have fallen on 2015 levels by 10 points to 460, the Round One...

August 22, 2016

Martin Kenny appointed as Sinn Fein’s agriculture spokesperson

Martin Kenny appointed as Sinn Fein’s agriculture spokesperson

Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for the Sligo Leitrim constituency, has been appointed to the role of Sinn Fein spokesperson...

May 14, 2016

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture overtake those from industry

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture overtake those from industry

Greenhouse gases from the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector have overtaken the emissions from industry, according to the latest statistics...

April 28, 2016

Greenhouse Gas emissions from agriculture actually fell last year (but it’s still by far the biggest)

Greenhouse Gas emissions from agriculture actually fell last year (but it’s still by far the biggest)

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture decreased last year, according to latest research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It released...

December 15, 2015

Pics of French farmers protesting with gusto

Pics of French farmers protesting with gusto

Over the past week French farmers have blockaded roads, set pyres of tyres on fire and set pigs lose in...

July 28, 2015

French farmers block trucks with foreign food from entering France

French farmers block trucks with foreign food from entering France

Over 1,000 farmers in France today (July 27) set up roadblocks blocking food imports from Germany and Spain. This is the latest...

July 27, 2015

French farmers block roads as ‘25,000 face bankruptcy’

French farmers block roads as ‘25,000 face bankruptcy’

French farmers have caused total gridlock in northwestern France in recent days, by blocking the roads with their tractors and machinery...

July 21, 2015

US exports of agricultural equipment to Europe fall by 35%

US exports of agricultural equipment to Europe fall by 35%

Exports of US-made agricultural equipment to Europe fell 34.7% in the first quarter of 2015 in comparison to 2014, the...

June 10, 2015

Pics: A 510,000 acre farm is on the market in the US

Pics: A 510,000 acre farm is on the market in the US

A farm spanning 510,527 acres in the US has gone on the market for $725m. The WT Waggoner Estate Ranch...

May 19, 2015

‘Significant effort needed to meet emissions reduction targets’

‘Significant effort needed to meet emissions reduction targets’

A significant effort will be needed for Ireland to meet its EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and to become...

May 19, 2015

Chinese Premier visits Ireland: How its media reacted

Chinese Premier visits Ireland: How its media reacted

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Ireland at weekend on a stopover visit before embarking on a tour of Latin...

May 18, 2015

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

A drone in the US has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry fertilisers and pesticides to...

May 14, 2015

Children who grow up on dairy farms may be less likely to develop allergies

Children who grow up on dairy farms may be less likely to develop allergies

Did you grow up on a dairy farm? If so did you know that research has shown that children who...

May 12, 2015

Organic farming scheme to open soon

Organic farming scheme to open soon

The Organic Farming Scheme is to open for applications shortly, Minister Tom Hayes has said. “Applications for the new scheme...

April 3, 2015