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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.

Seed potato sector provided €3m investment aid
The scheme will provide funding for seed potato producers for the capital cost of specialised equipment and facilities.
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UK solo run threatens Brexit deal
Unsurprisingly the EU have rejected out of hand the idea that the UK would unilaterally change a negotiated agreement.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
Farmer Writes: making use of good grass growth
With the first cut in and slurry out, the farm is set up to make use of excellent grass growing conditions, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
Farmer Writes: A busy few days - on the farm and off
Catching up on work never seems to go as planned, especially when the work involves quad-mounted sprayers, writes farmer James Strain.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
No easy fix to fixed milk price problems
While Lakeland has delivered a solution that at least stops the bleeding if not healing the wound, can other co-ops find solutions for fixed milk price participants?
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New project aims to change attitudes to farm safety
A new project in Cork, Tipperary and Wexford aims to change attitudes to farm safety and provide supports for farmers and farm families.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
Forestry sector calls for forestry development agency
Forestry is the only natural resource without an independent statutory agency to represent the sector. Donal Magner reports.
Poultry sales and shows permitted again
A six-month ban on live poultry sales and shows has been lifted as summer shows commence.
IFA to 'escalate protests' unless action is taken on price
Niamh Gunn and Tommy Moyles report from the IFA protests in Cork and Monaghan.