Farmers along the west coast & north west are seriously worried that a fodder crises is looming. With so much forage & corn not harvested due to wet weather & with cattle already in due to soft ground, a stressful winter looms. Joining Damien on the line this morning are farmers Neville Myles in Donegal & Des McHugh in Leitrim.
Who is getting the biggest slice of the pie - the farmer, the processor or the supermarket? In last week's Global Food Forum in Italy, this was one of the hot topics of discussion, fairness & transparency in the food chain & legislation that the EU commission is planning to bring in throughout Europe. Our food & farming reporter Susanne Campbell was there.
A recent survey of young farmers across Europe reveals their concerns about the future of the industry with price votality & European policy the big reasons why young farmers say they don't know if they will stay the course farming. Janes Maes, President of CEJA & in studio James Healy, President of the Macra na Feirme, the young farmers association.
The Women & Agriculture Conference was held in Tullow, Co. Carlow celebrating its 10th birthday anniversary & had a line up of speakers & entertainment over two days from David McWilliams to Maureen Gaffney to the Carney brothers & many more. Brenda Donohue navigated the conference, meeting some 750 women who attended.
With the clocks going back tomorrow morning, in come the longer evenings which can bring an air of depression & anxiety on many of us as winter settles in. Damien speaks to psychologist Maureen Gaffney.