Minister avails of opportunity to further Brexit engagement with EU colleagues

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, is travelling to Germany today to attend the ninth Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference. The conference takes place as part of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, an important annual gathering of agriculture ministers from around the world, held during Berlin Green Week. The theme of this year’s Global Forum is Agriculture and Water - Key to Feeding the World.

Tillage crisis cannot be ignored says IFA

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Tillage crisis cannot be ignored says IFA

 

Addressing a protest by tillage farmers outside Leinster House, IFA president Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed cannot turn his back on tillage farmers who are facing severe financial difficulties arising from crop losses of over €4m during last year’s harvest.

Atypical BSE case identified

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Atypical BSE occurs sporadically in older animals

 

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘atypical BSE’ in an 18-year-old cow. The case does not represent a threat to human health or other animals.

Expand Your Horizons 2017

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Teagasc and the National Rural Network (NRN) are jointly hosting a series of seminars to promote the value of rural Ireland and the services available. The seminar series, entitled ‘Expand Your Horizons 2017’, will take place from the end of January to March. It is hoped the seminars will foster increased information sharing in rural areas.