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Many farmers are locked out of the State’s pension system, according to new research. They find it hard to retire or pass on their farm as a result. There are often issues around their PRSI contributions according to the study by Teagasc and NUI Maynooth. Policy Analyst with the Irish…

Farmers are being encouraged to continue to buy and sell their animals online where possible during Level 5 lockdown. It comes despite marts being allowed to stay open as part of the new restrictions. Strict protocols will be in place at the facilities, including the requirement for buyers to pre-book…

5.5 billion euro worth of Irish agri-food exports to the UK are at stake even with a limited Brexit trade deal, according to the Irish Farmers Association. It will tell today’s Oireachtas Agriculture Committee that Irish farmers stand to take an ‘unsustainable hit’. Dairy Industry Ireland will call for ‘very…

The European Parliament is to vote on whether or not to oppose legislation on banning the use of lead ammunition. The bill proposes to ban the use of the ammunition in wetlands across the EU. Leitrim Sinn Fein Councillor and farmer, Padraig Fallon, says the cost of modifying guns isn’t…

Following the Government’s announcement of Level 5 Covid Restrictions, which take effect from midnight, on Wednesday, ICOS has provided guidance and directions to mart managers and customers.   The negotiations were held jointly between ICOS, Associated Livestock Marts and the Department of Agriculture.   The guidelines look to protect the…

Fresh Meat and fresh milk orders have increased by as much as 60% on standards orders as a result of panic buying. According to the Farmer Journal, the processors are not fearing shortages in the short term but have expressed their biggest concern is around staff. Processors are working to…

Calls have been made to the Taoiseach to use his veto rather than accept a proposed cut to the Common Agriculture Policy budget which is being proposed by EU officials. Reports into the cuts suggest that there could be over €2,000 taken from the €14,400 average CAP payment received by…