Ireland's ability to export beef to the US creates a 'unique branding opportunity for Irish beef', according to IFA president Eddie Downey.
A new report has indicated that the Irish farming sector has a sound financial structure, with the average debt on Irish farms half the European average.
Farmers can now submit 2015 derogation applications using the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's online facility, which is the only application method available for 2015.
The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) got underway at the RDS in Dublin today, with plenty of innovative agri-science offerings among the 550 projects on display.
A new Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture has been appointed.
Grants worth €1.2bn to Irish farmers may be linked to their safety record and cuts may be imposed if farmers do not comply with safety regulations, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said this week.