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As we continue our look back at 2016, Patrick Donohue, Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal has been reviewing the year and looking ahead to 2017 with Claire Mulcahy. Patrick has been looking ahead to when he says it looks more positive especially for the dairy sector however he says it…

2016 has been a wet year as many farmers across the region know. On the farm news today and tomorrow, we’ll be taking a look back at 2016. Patrick Donohue, Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal will be reviewing the year and looking ahead to 2017. He’s been telling Claire…

Farming organisations are welcoming the launch of the new sheep welfare scheme. Minister Michael Creed launched the €25million annual scheme which is paid out through the Rural Development programme today at Kenmare mart today. The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association is one of the organisation that campaigned for such…

The turkish market will be vital to the future of the suckler farmer in the west of Ireland. That’s according to Aurivo mart manager in Ballymote and Mohill Stephen Hannon who says that the opening of that market this year was very welcome. Overall, he says 2016 had its ups…

The Mayor of Sligo is calling for support for farmers calls to increase the ANC payments. Independent Councillor Marie Casserly is to raise the issue at a meeting of Sligo County Council on Monday. She is calling for the Department of Agriculture to ensure that there is not a significant…

This day 50 years ago farmers from all corners of the country travelled to Dublin on foot calling for more rights. Joe Dunphy led that campaign from Sligo being the head of what was called the National Farmer’s Association at the time. About twenty men joined him setting off from…

ANC payments is a huge issue for farmers according to local farming organisations and it’s the subject of a number of meetings taking place in the region in the coming week. The Irish Farmers Organisation is holding what they claim will be a major rally tomorrow in the Bush Hotel…