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The latest farming news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with breaking news stories from the agriculture sector.

Our favourite photos from this week's Ploughing
Our photo team, along with 277,000 people, visited the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska this week.
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Editorial: plenty on the mind as farmers look to the future
Farmers have seen through reassurances from Government that emission reduction measures will be voluntary.
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Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
Farmer Writes: minding concentrates, concentrates the mind
With an increase in ration prices over the year, Tommy Moyles is looking at where he can make savings without compromising on animal performance.
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Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
Three-day Ploughing extravaganza returns
Luke Ming Flanagan's enormous tent could have housed the entire political circus at the 2022 National (and World) Ploughing Championships.
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Teagasc farm machinery simulators launched at Ploughing
Teagasc’s new farm machinery safety simulators will be rolled out for use by all Teagasc students.
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Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
Forestry development agency is a step towards a viable afforestation programme
Donal Magner looks at the role of forestry in climate change mitigation.
Bird flu threat looms as wild bird cases spiral
Bird flu is “spiralling in seabirds everywhere” warned IFA poultry chair Nigel Sweetman.
My Farming Week: Aaron Myles, Legaltan, Ballyshannon, Donegal
Donegal farmer Aaron Myles and family have added ducks to their mixed farm enterprise with the aim of diversifying farm income. They rear over 140,000 ducks a year.