Bord Bia along with the Irish Potato Federation will facilitate business between the three Irish companies and international buyers at the Ireland Origin Green pavilion at this year's Fruit Logistica. Fruit Logistica begins today in Berlin and is the world`s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, attracting in excess of 60,000 visitors from over 140 countries.
Representatives from Bord Bia, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) and Positive Farmers will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine tomorrow as it continues a series of hearings on potential difficulties and price volatility facing the dairy industry in the coming year.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that the Nitrogen and Phosphorus statements for 2014 are now available online to all farmers registered with agfood.ie
Managing market volatility in the dairy industry, ensuring adequate finance for farmers for the banking system and forging a common approach for animal health were some of the items discussed by an Oireachtas Agriculture Committee delegation in Belfast this week.
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has been asked to save the south western shellfish sector, which is in severe crisis, according to the Irish Shellfish Association (ISA).
Welcoming the launch of Action Plan for Jobs 2015, the latest step in the government's plan to deliver full employment by 2018, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, said that the agri-food sector, which had a strong export focus, was pivotal to progressing the current economic recovery.
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, announced that he has decided to extend and re-focus support arrangements for farmers faced with the removal of persistently-infected (PI) Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) calves born from their herds in 2015.