Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
10 July 2024 Education
Agri Careers: horticulture students bring home bronze from Estonia
For the first time, two Teagasc students competed in the international Horti Challenge 2024 in Estonia, finishing in third place, writes Sarah McIntosh.
CAFRE outline plan for new farmer groups
A revamp of the Business Development Group format is planned for farmers in NI
Mushroom growers warn that industry could head south
Lack of financial support and problems retaining workers were two main issues raised by growers in a meeting with Stormont MLAs.
26 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Irish agriculture in spotlight at Bloom
This year's Bloom festival will highlight the importance of agriculture, with particular emphasis on steps being taken at farm level to improve the environment.
28 May 2024 News
Hackett co-chairs meeting of horticulture industry forum
Minister Pippa Hackett co-chaired the spring meeting of the bi-annual horticulture industry forum and heard updates on progress of the National Strategy for Horticulture 2023-2027.
14 May 2024 News
Significant investment needed for Irish apple production
An apple research update at Teagasc Oak Park offered a comprehensive overview of advancements and future directions in research since August 2022.
22 April 2024 News
IFA calls on retailers to support growers
The Irish Farmers' Association is calling on retailers to put a 2024 weather supplementary payment on fruit and vegetables to support horticulturalists.
5 April 2024 News
Industry partnership required for Agri-Food Regulator to deliver
Phelim O'Neill talks to Agri-Food Regulator CEO Niamh Lenehan about what the office can do for Irish farmers on UTP enforcement and increasing transparency in supply chain.
27 March 2024 News
Vegetable growers willing to 'throw in the towel'
An IFA horticulture meeting heard that retailer resistance to increasing prices and rising costs are pushing growers out of the sector.
13 March 2024 News
Minister McConalogue travels to east Africa for St Patrick's Day
The Minister for Agriculture will lead an international developmental mission to east Africa, underpinning Ireland's role as a leading donor of the World Food Programme.
13 March 2024 News
Labour costs could ‘tip horticulture industry over the edge’
The prices of fruit and vegetables will need to increase in the retail stores, according to Niall McCormack the IFA horticulture chair.
28 February 2024 News