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Category / FARMING
21 April 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Farming News Rising costs are the biggest challenge facing farmers according to an annual Farm Report conducted by ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm. Given that 51% have already seen costs increase due to Brexit, 60% of Irish farmers say the biggest concern for their business for... Read More
24 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is encouraging Cork farmers to complete its Farm Survey and have their say about what’s important to them, their families and their farm businesses. The online survey takes approximately four minutes to complete and closes on the 28th of January 2022.... Read More
22 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The appointment of Joe Mag Raollaigh as the new RTÉ Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent is a welcome move but it is disappointing that the position was left vacant for nine months, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Tim Lombard, Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, said,... Read More
14 January 2022 By Tony Forde tony@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael Collins (Cork South West – Indepenent) and his colleagues in the Rural Independent Group call for emergency Pig farmers Hardship Support Scheme The “spiralling income crisis in the pig sector has been allowed to reach a catastrophic crisis point”, with the Minister for Agriculture “completely burying... Read More
12 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie BUSINESS & FARMING NEWS Jim Woulfe has been honoured with an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business Award’ from Cork Chamber. The well-known businessman joined Ballyclough Co-op in Mallow back in 1979. That business merged with neighbouring Mitchelstown Co-Op in 1990 to create ‘Dairygold’. Overall he spent 42 years in... Read More