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The Green Party candidate in Sligo/Leitrim says the current farming model is not working. Blaithin Gallagher was speaking after the launch of her party’s manifesto for rural Ireland. She says farm families are the backbone of rural Ireland. https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202019/blaithin%20farming%2028.mp3

A new report says the future of farming in Connaught is uncertain as low farm profitability is leaving many farmers questioning their future. The findings have been publish in a report by IFAC –  the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm. Key findings showed 48% of all Connaught farmers surveyed…

21 beef grading machines have been found to be working outside the rules set out for their operation and as a result are not providing accurate grading of animals. We will be discuss this with Deputy Denise Naughton The Chairman of the IFA in Leitrim has expressed his disappointment with…

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers have protested against falling beef prices in Ballyhaunis this morning.   The protest was organised to highlight the inadequate price that factories are currently offering for beef.   President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, Patrick Kent attended this morning’s event.  …

Almost three-quarters of farmers say their insurance costs have gone up this year. That’s despite an increase in providers of farm insurance in the Irish market. A survey conducted by the Irish Farmers Journal reveals three in ten people have swapped insurance provider in the last three years. Eoin Lowry…