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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: Milk cuts, what now for BDGP and machinery tips

In this week's podcast: milk price cuts, farmers' opinions on the new suckler scheme, trailer loads of machinery news and a new beauty column in Irish Country Living.

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Wednesday 3 June 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: Publication of CAP payments, weather and Bloom

Listen to discussion from the newsdesk on the release of individual payment details, find out about weather impact on silage and sprays and hear from Country Magazine's winning Bloom garden.

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Friday 29 May 2015

Dawn cleared for US exports, seeks EU green light for French venture

Dawn Meats has become the second Irish beef processor to obtain a US export licence and has applied to have French merger plans cleared by EU competition authorities.

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Thursday 28 May 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: Deadlines for payments applications

Ahead of Friday's deadline for BPS and BDGP applications, we round up experts for last minute advice - and we hear from the farmer facing €144,000 in tax to transfer his co-op shares to his children.

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Thursday 21 May 2015

Brazil beats Ireland in race for Chinese market

Brazilian-based JBS, the world's largest beef exporter, saw profits jump in the first quarter of 2015 as new markets open in China and the US.

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Is fibre the light at the end of the tunnel?

Last week, Thomas Hubert was told after fighting for more than three months to have broadband installed at his Co Meath home that the construction of a new network would solve his woes.

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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: Agribusiness Report launch and Balmoral voices

Listen to extracts from the panel discussion on the marketing of Irish food at the launch of the annual Agribusiness Report and an update on Irish Country Living's supermarket price watch.

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Tuesday 19 May 2015

French bank launches grass insurance

Crédit Agricole is offering new policies to farmers interested in insuring themselves against the risk of poor grass growth.

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Thursday 14 May 2015

Mayo cattle dealer brings €4.5m action against Aurivo

A cattle dealer from Mayo is bringing a High Court case against Aurivo Co-operative Society.

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Why is it so hard to get broadband in the 21st century?

As the Irish Government at last prepares to select a private operator to roll out broadband to rural areas, Thomas Hubert explores the challenges of getting online. 

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: spring breeding and focus on Northern Ireland

As all eyes are on the Balmoral Show, we preview the event and talk to Co Tyrone cricket star Boyd Rankin. Meanwhile, cattle breeding is gathering speed and mart managers discuss their future.

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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: weather, fertilisers, blogger and harvesters

Listen to this week's podcast for bad weather tips and insights into high fertiliser prices. You will also meet one of the authors of 'Farmer Writes' and a student on work experience in Combine City.

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France's ailing beef farmers to receive emergency tax breaks

French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll has added €2m to existing aid measures for suckler farmers hit by low margins.

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Friday 1 May 2015

Eight people charged in France over horsemeat fraud

After two years of investigations, the French authorites have pressed charges against eight people suspected of passing horsemeat as beef.

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One in five applying for GLAS through Teagasc may miss deadline

Teagasc has written to 1,700 farmers using its joint planning service with FRS to warn them that their GLAS applications may not be complete by 22 May.

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Thursday 30 April 2015

Irish Farmers Journal weekly podcast: new beef scheme and blackcurrant rebirth

Listen to our livestock specialists go throuh the details of the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme and hear from Animal Health Ireland as well as Matt Dempsey, who edited the IFA's 60th anniversary book.

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Wednesday 22 April 2015

Irish Farmers Journal weekly podcast: GLAS, Ornua and social welfare

Listen to this week's podcast if you're wondering whether to apply for GLAS, interested in sharemilking or worried about the impact of social media on teenagers' exams.

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: farm safety and crop growth update

In this week's podcast, Farmers Journal specialists discuss Farm Safety Fortnight and crops and grass growth as well as Ireland's love affair with gardening.

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Tuesday 14 April 2015

France secures transfer of CAP entitlements between lease holders

The French government has said farmers could transfer existing leases with their references and entitlements attached, allowing many start-up farmers to draw higher payments than previously thought.

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Thursday 9 April 2015

US considers restrictions on GM maize to counter pest resistance

The US authorities are considering mandatory crop rotation and other measures to slow down corn rootworms' increasing resistance to the toxin produced by genetically modified maize.

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