Jim Breen

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Jim Breen

Jim Breen is from a farming background. He studied Engineering in UCD. He worked for agricultural media outlets and, most recently, was the mechanisation advisor for DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) and an engineering programme manager at CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise). He now lives in Offaly.

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AgriLand appoints new beef specialist

AgriLand appoints new beef specialist

AgriLand has appointed Michael Carey (pictured above) as its beef specialist. He joins a growing team to bring you the latest...

News journalist joins the AgriLand team

News journalist joins the AgriLand team

AgriLand has appointed Kathleen O’Sullivan as a news journalist. She joins a growing team to bring you the latest, most relevant and most important...

AgriLand appoints news editor

AgriLand appoints news editor

AgriLand has appointed Stella Meehan as news editor. She joins a growing team to bring you the latest, most relevant and...

Minister Cowen: ‘I will be instructing my lawyers to take all necessary steps to vindicate my good name’

Minister Cowen: ‘I will be instructing my lawyers to take all necessary steps to vindicate my good name’

“The Sunday Times has today (Sunday, July 12) published an article referring to an incorrect Garda record dealing with the...

Opinion: A ‘seismic impact’ on Irish farming; but are we ‘asleep at the wheel’?

Opinion: A ‘seismic impact’ on Irish farming; but are we ‘asleep at the wheel’?

Last week saw the unveiling of important EU Commission policy documents – namely the Farm to Fork Strategy and the...

Opinion: We aspire to own land, but what does ‘ownership’ now mean…as farming itself may be ‘for sale’?

Opinion: We aspire to own land, but what does ‘ownership’ now mean…as farming itself may be ‘for sale’?

A draft document – titled: ‘EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030’ – is circulating at present. The strapline beneath the document’s...

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 5]

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 5]

The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. How is this unfolding crisis impacting on farming and...

What’s a ‘fair’ rate for cutting silage – in the pit?

What’s a ‘fair’ rate for cutting silage – in the pit?

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) released its ‘Contracting Charges Guide for 2020’ earlier this year. It...

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 4]

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 4]

The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. How is this unfolding crisis impacting on farming and...

Opinion: Do farmers need to ‘climb’ the supply chain, to avoid being trodden on at the bottom?

Opinion: Do farmers need to ‘climb’ the supply chain, to avoid being trodden on at the bottom?

Beef farmers are grappling with low prices. No one seems to have a workable solution. Some farm leaders, lobbyists and...

Opinion: A ‘protectionist mantra’ is not in Irish farming’s best interests

Opinion: A ‘protectionist mantra’ is not in Irish farming’s best interests

In a time of crisis, we often scramble to ‘circle the wagons’. In an otherwise-globalised world, borders become more visible...

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 3]

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 3]

The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic. Readers can find the latest farming-related updates and developments...

Opinion: Now we see how much farming does matter, but what happens after?

Opinion: Now we see how much farming does matter, but what happens after?

Many farmers and contractors are busy. It’s an almost surreal sight, when set against the situation that many other people...

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 2]

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 2]

The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Here (below) are the latest farming-related updates and developments...

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 1]

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [April week 1]

The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Here (below) are the latest farming-related updates and developments...

Opinion: It’s easy to ‘preach to the converted’ but will they call out the ‘bad’?

Opinion: It’s easy to ‘preach to the converted’ but will they call out the ‘bad’?

In the midst of a Covid-19 crisis, farmers up and down the country continue to tackle mounting workloads – keeping...

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [March]

Latest coronavirus updates for farmers…as they happen [March]

The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Here (below) are the latest farming-related updates and developments...

Opinion: Perhaps we should bury a beef report, if it doesn’t ‘pander to populism’!

Opinion: Perhaps we should bury a beef report, if it doesn’t ‘pander to populism’!

The long-anticipated IFA-commissioned report on the beef industry – compiled by Jim Power – was published last week. One almost...