Episodes
This week we consider the impact and legacy of the Beef Plan protests and hear about potential new schemes.
Published 07/29/20
This week we discuss the latest on the CAP budget plus we hear from the directors of a new short film set on a farm in Longford starring Normal People's Paul Mescal.
Published 07/22/20
This week we analyse the fallout from Minister Cowen’s sacking and debate the relevance of Teagasc’s Profit Monitor.
Published 07/15/20
This week, we discuss the position of Minister Barry Cowen after recent revelations and campaigners call for an investigation into the landslide in Leitrim.
Published 07/08/20
This week we have an exclusive interview with the new Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen and hear about sheep attacks on the Cooley Peninsula.
Published 07/01/20
This week we hear about a meat plant losing Chinese access and why farmers are being encouraged to review safety on farms.
Published 06/24/20
In this week's podcast, we hear from Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on plans for a new REPS and we get reaction to a €50m support scheme for beef farmers.
Published 06/17/20
This week we hear how farmers are stepping back into the mart ring and the director general of EU Agriculture and Rural Development Wolfgang Burtscher take part in a Q&A with the Irish Farmers Journal.
Published 06/10/20
This week we hear about how to juggle feeding farm workers ‘the dinner’ while respecting social distancing.
Published 06/03/20
This week we hear how an atypical BSE case suspended Irish beef exports to China and the impact of hot weather on crops.
Published 05/27/20
This week we hear from Minister Creed on what new farm schemes could look like and find out why owning designated land is so difficult for farmers.
Published 05/20/20
This week, our Markets Specialist Phelim O’Neill discusses the global impact of COVID-19 in meat plants and we hear how the UKs food chain needs fixing.
Published 05/13/20
This week we hear how farmer incomes will be hit by COVID-19, the latest developments in NI calculating cattle emissions and strawberry season gets underway in Wexford.
Published 05/06/20
This week we hear from Minister Creed as he attempts to defend the CAP budget from coronavirus cuts, a farmer with two very special Massey Fergusons and Miss Universe Ireland and farmer’s daughter Gráinne Gallanagh.
Published 04/29/20
This week we hear from our specialist on the importance of social distancing while shearing, a UCC project which aims to turn slurry waste water into animal feed and counting the cost of new ag-tech.
Published 04/22/20
This week we hear how marts are keeping sales going by harnessing the power of the internet plus how to keep your family safe on the farm and island farming.
Published 04/15/20
This week we hear how a black week for dairy could have some silver linings, disappointing news from Brussels, gardening advice and the story of one contractor’s journey home to Ireland.
Published 04/08/20
This week we hear from dairy farmer Peter Hynes who is in dispute with animal activist group PETA UK, find out how COVID-19 is impacting farms and what the low-down is on new LPIS maps.
Published 04/01/20
This week we hear how marts are proposing to reopen, find out who has topped the February milk and what the McDonalds closure will mean to beef farmers.
Published 03/25/20
This week we hear from mart managers about the restrictions they have in place due to the coronavirus and how farmers are being impacted.
Published 03/18/20
This week we hear from insiders at the Royal visit in Meath and find out what supports are available to farmers as concerns grow around the coronavirus.
Published 03/11/20
This week we hear how blackgrass has infested Irish crops and winners of the Angus Schools competition.
Published 03/04/20
This week we hear from farmers affected by flooding and An Tánaiste Simon Coveney with his fears for the agriculture industry and Brexit.
Published 02/26/20
This week we hear from potato growers who remain positive in the face of bad weather, while beef and suckler farmers in Clare give their reaction to the closure of their local Kepak.
Published 02/19/20