Agri-Business

Bord Bia -the future of frozen food

Bord Bia -the future of frozen food

Bord Bia: Time-poor consumers are looking for shortcuts but don’t want to compromise on taste or quality; more diverse foods...

June 28, 2013

Young farmers CAP worth €24m as Jagoe lands CEJA role

Young farmers CAP worth €24m as Jagoe lands CEJA role

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) deal agreed yesterday provides greater flexibility on maximising the use of the 2 per cent...

June 27, 2013

ICSA: 60% minimum payment is flawed

ICSA: 60% minimum payment is flawed

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA Ireland) president Gabriel Gilmartin has said the 60 per cent minimum payment...

June 26, 2013

Historic day for CAP

Historic day for CAP

  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD this afternoon warmly welcomed what he described as...

June 26, 2013

CAP, the devil is in the details

CAP, the devil is in the details

Political agreement has been reached on the new direction for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The European Parliament, the EU Council...

June 26, 2013

Macra welcomes 25pc young farmer top-up

Macra welcomes 25pc young farmer top-up

“When the 25 per cent young farmer top up is introduced in 2015, it will be the first direct support...

June 26, 2013

Full farmer analysis before CAP 2014-2020 rollout

Full farmer analysis before CAP 2014-2020 rollout

More than 50,000 productive farmers will lose between 15-35 per cent of their overall single farm payment by 2019. This...

June 26, 2013

CAP details so far, D-day tomorrow

CAP details so far, D-day tomorrow

After two days of intense talks and months of negotiations, information of a possible Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) across Europe...

June 26, 2013

Outlook for dairy post-quota

Outlook for dairy post-quota

The signs are healthy for Irish dairy post-quota. This is according to a recent dairy industry news conference in London. In...

June 26, 2013

25% increase in agri-food exports since 2003

25% increase in agri-food exports since 2003

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has this morning launched the 2013 edition of ‘Trade and Transport’, an up-to-date guide for examination...

June 26, 2013

Final CAP talks will be ‘difficult but decisive’ – Minister

Final CAP talks will be ‘difficult but decisive’ – Minister

As the final Agriculture Council under the Irish Presidency drew to a close this evening in Luxembourg, Agriculture Minister Simon...

June 26, 2013

MEP hosts EU Irish agri-expo as CAP talks contuine

MEP hosts EU Irish agri-expo as CAP talks contuine

North-West MEP Jim Higgins is hosting the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farming Association’s from Farm to Fork Agri Exhibition in...

June 25, 2013

Ó Cuív welcomes progress in CAP

Ó Cuív welcomes progress in CAP

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has this afternoon congratulated EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos for helping...

June 25, 2013

Job losses at meat processing company

Job losses at meat processing company

More than 150 staff at three meat processing factories for Tulip have been told their jobs are at risk after the company...

June 25, 2013

Deep CAP cuts to hit farmers, IFA

Deep CAP cuts to hit farmers, IFA

Speaking from Luxembourg where the deal on CAP Reform is being finalised, IFA President John Bryan said despite the progress...

June 25, 2013

Big farms set to loose out in CAP

Big farms set to loose out in CAP

EU negotiators gathered yesterday for talks to finalise reforms of the bloc’s €50bn-a-year farm policy that could remove almost half...

June 25, 2013

Tractors , slurry pump, quads stolen in Tryone

Tractors , slurry pump, quads stolen in Tryone

Thousands of euros worth of farming equipment and tractors have been stolen from a secure yard in Cookstown, Co Tyrone....

June 25, 2013

Breach of security at CAP talks, arrests

Breach of security at CAP talks, arrests

Three environmental protesters were detained this afternoon for breaching security at the Luxembourg building where EU agriculture and foreign ministers...

June 24, 2013