Margaret Donnelly

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Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly - Author - Agriland.ie

Her first agricultural journalism role was working in the Farming Independent as a journalist, before she became Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly and Veterinary Journal Ireland. From a beef and tillage farm on the Offaly/Tipperary border, she has a Degree in Journalism from DIT and a Masters in Marketing from Smurfit Business School.

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Farmer requests have driven move to change levy collection – ABP

Farmer requests have driven move to change levy collection – ABP

The move by ABP to stop the blanket collection of a levies for farm organisations has been driven by farmer...

ABP farmer suppliers can expect letter to opt in or out of levy payment within days

ABP farmer suppliers can expect letter to opt in or out of levy payment within days

ABP has confirmed to Agriland that it is in the process of writing to farmer suppliers this week to offer...

IFA income under threat as ABP set to halt levy collection from farmers

IFA income under threat as ABP set to halt levy collection from farmers

Ireland’s largest beef processor – the Larry Goodman-owned ABP – is to stop the blanket collecting of levies from farmers, a...

‘Increased milk prices a sign processors fear farmers will cut back supplies’

‘Increased milk prices a sign processors fear farmers will cut back supplies’

Recent increases in milk prices are not just a sign of where markets are going, but a sign that processors...

Wine floods the streets of French town as ‘war’ breaks out between France and Spain

Wine floods the streets of French town as ‘war’ breaks out between France and Spain

French and Spanish wine producers are at war over what the French say are ‘cheap’ imports of Spanish wine which...

Chinese demand for infant formula predicted to continue to grow

Chinese demand for infant formula predicted to continue to grow

The Chinese demand for infant formula is predicted to continue to grow, despite recent tightening of regulations by the Chinese...

Dairy farmers drive sales of new tractors, despite allure of weak Sterling

Dairy farmers drive sales of new tractors, despite allure of weak Sterling

New tractor sales in Ireland are up 4%, despite the allure of a weak Sterling, according to the Chief Executive...

Dairy farmers still plan to expand, despite downturn – new figures show

Dairy farmers still plan to expand, despite downturn – new figures show

Irish dairy farmers’ plans appear to be immune from current market conditions, a new survey carried out by the University...

We have crested the wave of a bad dairy pricing period – Kerry boss

We have crested the wave of a bad dairy pricing period – Kerry boss

World dairy prices should pick up in 2017, the CEO of Kerry Stan McCarthy is predicting, although he said any...

Opinion: Farm deaths will continue to happen as long as we think they won’t happen to us

Opinion: Farm deaths will continue to happen as long as we think they won’t happen to us

This week the farming community has been rocked by three farm deaths within days of each other. Two men died...

Irish businesses reeling after Brexit, impact on agri-food sector severe – new survey shows

Irish businesses reeling after Brexit, impact on agri-food sector severe – new survey shows

Irish businesses have been left reeling with many jobs already at risk after the Brexit vote, a new survey from...

High Court awards costs and lost payment to farmer who appealed Department’s inspection ruling

High Court awards costs and lost payment to farmer who appealed Department’s inspection ruling

The High Court has awarded a farmer from Nenagh over €100,000 in lost Single Farm Payment and the majority of...

Farmers may lose out on Genomics money if today’s deadline was missed

Farmers may lose out on Genomics money if today’s deadline was missed

Farmers who did not return Genomics 2015 data to the testing laboratory face losing some of their payments under the...

Latest figures show Irish June milk ahead of last year’s figures

Latest figures show Irish June milk ahead of last year’s figures

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that milk intake by Irish processors in June was up on...

Chinese distributor of Irish infant formula hit by milk powder scandal

Chinese distributor of Irish infant formula hit by milk powder scandal

One of the largest sellers of infant formula in China, Beingmate, has seen its profit predictions fall as it deals...

‘Farmers unable to complete GLAS applications as almost 400 commonages without planners’

‘Farmers unable to complete GLAS applications as almost 400 commonages without planners’

Almost 400 commonages around Ireland are without an approved GLAS planner to complete commonage management plans. The Irish Natura &...

IFA looks for land leasing tax exemptions to apply between siblings

IFA looks for land leasing tax exemptions to apply between siblings

An extension of the Land Leasing scheme, which would extend current tax exemptions to siblings, is being called for by...

IFA not ruling out protesting if prices continue to fall

IFA not ruling out protesting if prices continue to fall

IFA President Joe Healy has not ruled out the organisation protesting later this year, in light of poor producer prices....