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Editorial: retailer relationship with fruit and veg growers needs investigation
Justin McCarthy
Farmers are voting with their feet by simply exiting the sector – with the area planted to fruit and vegetables down 12% over the past year.
20 June 2022 News
Only 10 new dairy farmers apply for Organic Farming Scheme
The €22m Organic Farming Scheme appears to have struggled to attract dairy farmers to enter conversion.
16 June 2022 News
Horticulture scheme deadline pushed back a week
The deadline for applying to the Horticulture Exceptional Payment Scheme has been extended one week.
Ireland still a ‘net exporter’ of peat – Minister Hackett
Fruit growers’ difficulties in sourcing supplies of horticultural-grade peat since the scaling back of the peat extraction sector was debated in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday.
15 June 2022 News
‘Fear factor’ responsible for low farmer complaints on unfair trading
The UTP enforcement authority has yet to open an investigation, the Department has confirmed to the Irish Farmers Journal.
15 June 2022 News
IFA struggling to fill horticulture chair vacancy
The IFA has said that growers' reluctance to take up the position could be put down to the direct retailer-grower relationship, as well as the time demands of the role.
8 June 2022 News
€2.8m fruit and veg scheme opened
Payments will be made to eligible high-wire crop, mushroom, field vegetable and apple growers.
6 June 2022 News
€3m investment aid for seed potato sector scheme open
Minister McConalogue and Minister of State Hackett have also announced €210,000 for the promotion of mushrooms in the UK.
4 June 2022 News
Improved profitability needed to turn around 'declining' veg sector
A greater balance between livestock and other food production systems is needed for Ireland’s agri-food sustainability to be improved, the Government’s special envoy on food systems has said.
1 June 2022 News
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.
24 May 2022 News
Backchat: Doon Social Farm open day
Doon Social Farm in Co Limerick to host inspiring open day this May for the public
4 May 2022 Features
Dublin strawberry producer bags €7.5m deal with Aldi
Sunglow Nurseries has been supplying Aldi for 14 years, with the latest contract seeing this continue for another three.
29 April 2022 News