Teagasc will hold an information and communications technology (ICT) agri seminar on Friday, February 26 in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
MEP Sean Kelly has sought retroactive action by the European Commission to compensate farmers who have incurred fines as a result of incorrect completion of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) forms. This call for compensation comes following news that the CAP application process is to be simplified.
The opportunities for farmers to improve their returns from sheep farming will be the main focus of three Teagasc national sheep conferences in February.
Factories are attempting to erode confidence in the beef trade by threatening price and weight cuts to try and force out scarce supplies of cattle, according to Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national livestock chairman, Henry Burns.
IFA deputy president, Tim O’Leary, has called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, to make payments immediately to the remaining farmers who are due instalments under the Basic Payment Scheme.