Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has announced the launch of a targeted measure to assist farmers in north east Donegal who suffered losses during the brief but severe flooding experienced in the area last month.
The International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) congress, organised by University College Cork (UCC) academics, will take place in Ireland for the first time in 2018, and is expected to attract over 1,000 scientists.
International scientists will gather next week in Wexford from September 4-6, for the 17th international Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture Network (RAMIRAN) conference.
The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has reported that president Joe Healy and national livestock chairman Angus Woods met with the chairman and senior officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), representing the meat factories in Portlaoise this week, to discuss factory price cuts.
IFA environment chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Government to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation to put in place the necessary resources to arrest any further deterioration of water status and to make necessary improvements.