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Milk in demand

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The weather difficulties earlier this year brought the value of our food staples, and the farmers who produce these essential necessities, into focus, writes Matt O’Keeffe.

IFA calls for co-ops to hold the March milk price

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The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is calling on co-ops to continue to offer goodwill to farmers who have been impacted by fodder shortage this spring. Already stressed-out farmers will interpret any March milk price cut as a further kick in the teeth, said IFA National Dairy Committee, chairman Tom Phelan.

Nitrates review

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The nitrates review delivers derogation, supports improved soil fertility, but places an increased requirement on farmers, writes Thomas Ryan, environment executive, Irish Farmers’ Association.