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The heritage bill which would extend the hedge-cutting and burning seasons is up for discussion in the Dáil again tomorrow (Wednesday). As part of this bill farmers would be able to cut hedges until the end of August and burn in March. The bill went to the Seanad where Fianna…

The IFA is to hold a National Hill Sheep Forum. The Forum is taking place at Callin Conneely farm, Letterdyfe, Roundstone, Connemara, Co. Galway and is open to all hill sheep farmers across the country. A number of speakers will be there on the day including the Department of Agriculture…

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Associations has spoken out about the decision on ‘British Only’ beef policy by UK supermarket giant, Co-op John Comer, President of the ICMSA, said that it was ‘clumsy and unfeasible’ to introduce such a policy. Mr Comer believes that ‘everyone – including supermarket chains –…

European Union supports must be put in place for Irish farming, which is facing particular challenges because of Brexit. That’s according to Sinn Fein MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy, who has made a submission to the European Parliament’s agriculture and rural development committee on Brexit. He says…