Farmers

Farmers are least likely people to talk about stress or depression

Farmers are least likely people to talk about stress or depression

Irish farmers rarely discuss personal problems like stress or depression, a new major study has found. The research was carried out...

September 18, 2015

EU proposals to help farmers include 70% advance on direct payments

EU proposals to help farmers include 70% advance on direct payments

The measures announced by the European Commission to help farmers include the facility for Member States to advance up to...

September 7, 2015

Farmers invade Brussels ahead of Extraordinary Agriculture Council meeting

Farmers invade Brussels ahead of Extraordinary Agriculture Council meeting

Thousands of farmers have descended on Brussels today ahead of an ‘Extraordinary’ meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers this afternoon. Following...

September 7, 2015

O’Neill calls on EU to support North’s farmers

O’Neill calls on EU to support North’s farmers

The EU needs to act swiftly to support farmers in Northern Ireland, according to the North’s Agricultural Minister Michelle O’Neill....

August 24, 2015

Northern farmers plan major protest outside EU Belfast offices

Northern farmers plan major protest outside EU Belfast offices

The Farmers For Action (FFA) group in Northern Ireland is holding a major protest outside the EU Offices on the Dublin Road...

August 23, 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

UK farmers following the French; stage tractor protest

UK farmers following the French; stage tractor protest

UK farmers staged a rolling tractor road block last week on the A50 in Staffordshire, UK, in protest about falling...

July 27, 2015

Poll shows most farmers pull in to let traffic pass out (only 12% don’t bother)

Poll shows most farmers pull in to let traffic pass out (only 12% don’t bother)

The summer months are particularly busy on Irish farms and there is a noticeable increase in the number of tractors...

July 26, 2015

Do farmers have to pull over to let traffic pass?

Do farmers have to pull over to let traffic pass?

Traffic tailbacks behind tractors during the summer months can be common place across the country. The issue can be one...

July 20, 2015

The EU spends €4 billion policing farmers every year

The EU spends €4 billion policing farmers every year

Some €4 billion of EU money is spent every year policing farmers to ensure they obey a litany of complex EU...

July 15, 2015

10 things your non farming friends just don’t understand

10 things your non farming friends just don’t understand

There are certain things that only Irish farmers would understand and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites!...

June 30, 2015

New figures show farmers’ share of consumer prices declining

New figures show farmers’ share of consumer prices declining

Figures provided to Mairead McGuinness, Member of European Parliament (MEP), show that the share farmers receive of the final price...

March 5, 2015

Farmers urged to adapt to consumer needs

Farmers urged to adapt to consumer needs

UK farmers face disruptive times and more demanding customers, Joanne Denney-Finch said at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Conference. Denney-Finch...

February 25, 2015

VIDEO: Every farmer needs one of these new JCB machines!

VIDEO: Every farmer needs one of these new JCB machines!

There can’t be a farmer in the country who could not find a use for one of the all-new JCB...

February 21, 2015

Effect of once daily milking (OAD) on farmers’ profit

Effect of once daily milking (OAD) on farmers’ profit

With the country well over quota at present (+6%) many dairy farmers are considering once daily milking (OAD) as an...

February 5, 2015

Kiwi farmers want rain as Indian summer continues

Kiwi farmers want rain as Indian summer continues

Soils are drying out fast around New Zealand according to dairy industry body DairyNZ. The majority of New Zealand’s North Island...

January 21, 2015

Research and advice to help dairy farmers manage through 2015

Research and advice to help dairy farmers manage through 2015

Teagasc Moorepark Research and the Teagasc Advisory service is organising a series of dairy seminars throughout the country in late...

January 13, 2015

Kiwi farmers milk production up 3% in December

Kiwi farmers milk production up 3% in December

Fonterra’s New Zealand milk collection in December was up 3% on December 2013 according to latest figures from the global...

January 9, 2015