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A very sluggish start to fertiliser sales across the west

OUR prolonged spell of wet weather has not only saturated our soils but it has also dampened any early spring demand ...

Government planning guidelines try to force people into towns/cities

NEW planning guidelines outlined by the Government over recent weeks have been described as ‘an assault on rural Irel...

100 tractors take part in city protest as farmer fury grows over ‘red tape’ rules

UP to 100 tractors took part in the Galway IFA farmer tractor protest on Thursday evening last through the city as pa...

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Proteins for humans can be extracted from residue of our green grasslands

THE use of grass as a protein source in human food mightn’t seems a bit far-fetched as it sounds, following new findings by Teagasc researchers in ...

Natura farm group seeks ‘crucial amendment’ to EU bill

THE Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has written to Irish MEPs, TDs and Senators seeking what they describe as  ‘a crucial amendme...

ANC is key to survival of farming in the West

A DOUBLING of the ANC payments would be the most effective and targeted way of sustaining small farms across the West of Ireland,  according to the...

A busy week as Athenry Mart gets back into full swing with three sales

IT might have been a week behind schedule . . . but it was a case of ‘all’s well that ends well’ when the sheep and cattle sales returned to Athenr...

Mart hopes to be back to normal next week

REPRESENTATIVES of Athenry Mart are to meet later today (Thursday) with Dept. of Agriculture officials in an effort to get the mart up-and-running ...

Only a quarter of Callows farmers in receipt of flood compensation as promised

CLOSE on 250 disgruntled Shannon Callows farmers turned for a meeting in Shannonbridge on Monday night last in an effort to highlight what they des...


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A very sluggish start to fertiliser sales across the west
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