Bord Bia has announced a new financial support, the 'Step Change Programme', for small food, drink and horticulture businesses.
Ireland's ability to export beef to the US creates a 'unique branding opportunity for Irish beef', according to IFA president Eddie Downey.
A new report has indicated that the Irish farming sector has a sound financial structure, with the average debt on Irish farms half the European average.
Farmers can now submit 2015 derogation applications using the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's online facility, which is the only application method available for 2015.
As dairy farmers prepare for the historic lifting of the EU milk quotas in April of this year, new research indicates that Ireland's heritage in dairying may date back as far as 4,000BC.
A new Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture has been appointed.