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Livestock mart operators and the main farm union want the ban on buyers coming to buy animals in person lifted urgently. It’s after the app used to arrange video sales at 15 marts across Ireland crashed leaving farmers to take thousands of animals home. The IFA says it’s causing “major…

The IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe has welcomed that announcement by Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue that €185m of ANC payments will be made to 86,000 farmers over the coming days. Speaking in relation to the funding, Mr Rush said that the payment is a vital support to farmers whose incomes…

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…