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The IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne has called today on feed compounders to label feed with the exact percentage of ingredients, and whether it’s Irish or imported. The farming official says compounders have switched back to using high-quality Irish grain this year, something he described as a welcome move as…

A Donegal TD is calling for amendments to be made and greater clarity to be provided on the nursing home support scheme bill.   Independent TD, Thomas Pringle says that many farming families that avail of the scheme are being excluded from the three year CAP Payments.     Deputy…

A local farm official has expressed his concern with information from Brussels outlining some of the proposals being discussed concerning the upcoming review of the Common Agriculture Policy. Gerry Loftus, Leader of ‘The Ireland’s Future Organisation’ says he is concerned with details surrounding the ‘Appropriate Protection Of Wetlands and Peatlands’…

An increase of 20% has been made to the annual allocation of funding to Donegal County Councils for their development and repair work to be carried out on piers, harbours and slipways. 21 million euro is also being provided for the final phase of the 120 metre extension project at…

A leading farm official has dismissed the practice of bogus complaints against farmers being lodged with Sligo County Council. The IFA chairperson in Sligo has issued warnings surrounding the mental health of many farmers that are struggling with a number of challenges including the Covid-19 Pandemic. Kathleen Henry says farmers…

The establishment of the Irish Forest Owners group, a national producer organisation, which will support forest owners in the management of their forests will do little to resolve the many issues that are impacting many communities in the North West. That’s according to a representative of the Save Leitrim Movement.…

Horrific dog attacks on sheep are a regular occurrence at this time of year. With sheep now about to lamb, dog attacks can have particularly serious consequences, as lambs can suffer serious injuries or in some cases lose their lives. One of these attacks recently in the Streedagh area of…