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Grocery inflation falls for 13th month in a row
Lorcan Roche Kelly
Latest Kantar data shows the pace of price rises continues to slow.
John Deere reports 11% net income drop for first quarter
John Deere has reported a net income of $1.751bn for the first quarter of its financial year 2024, a 11% decline on the same period during 2023, Gary Abbott reports.
Claas grows machinery sales by 25% in 12-month period
The Claas group has reported a massive 24.7% year on year jump in sales, with net sales for the past 12-months totalling €6.1bn.
Grain Trends: markets jump with weather news
Grain prices jumped this week, as concerns over weather and crop yields hit markets. Siobhán Walsh reports from the US this week.
Is the battle for milk about to kick off?
With milk supply crashing in Ireland and further afield, the answers to the greening questions are getting or are about to get more difficult.
CAP must be more flexible in responding to extreme weather - Minister
The current CAP does not respond quick enough to extreme weather events, Minister McConalogue told his EU counterparts.
ICMSA joins EU farmer protest in Brussels
Denis Drennan of the ICMSA has said that the same pressures of stress experienced by Irish farmers are also being felt by farmers in France, Germany, Denmark and Italy.
Farmers won’t decide UK election
Farmers don't have the same lobbying force in the UK as they do in Ireland and, therefore, agriculture won't be a major issue in upcoming election.
INHFA questions intent of Nature Restoration Law opinion poll
Opinion poll conducted in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Italy and Hungary was designed to put pressure on those countries' governments, INHFA president Vincent Roddy said.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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