Climate and environment
EPA ‘not holding back’ from Teagasc methane research
Barry Murphy
Attendees at the EPA’s annual conference heard that the agency is open to incorporating the latest farm emissions science when updating national carbon inventories.
25 May 2023 News
Review begins of hedgerow removal and land drainage rules
The review begins with the opening of a stakeholder consultation on the rules this Thursday.
In pictures: hive of activity across the Footprint Farms as the weather improves
Sunny spells across the Footprint Farms have meant crops have got their final fungicide, as well as single farm payments and SCEP applications being submitted.
From the Tramlines: planting finishes in dry conditions
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Galway, Cork, and Down as planting finishes up.
‘Commission of investigation’ recommended for Dan Brennan’s farm
Kilkenny farmer Dan Brennan's pursuit of answers following the alleged environmental contamination of his farm continues.
24 May 2023 News
Bord Bia funding ‘potentially’ harmful to climate – report
Some farmer payments and food sector promotional activity has been targeted as potentially harmful to the climate in new Government analysis.
24 May 2023 News
Taoiseach concerned EU nature restoration law goes ‘too far’
Meanwhile, Minister McConalogue has claimed that State land managed by agencies such as Bord na Móna and Coillte could meet all rewetting targets, if targets are reduced from the original proposal.
24 May 2023 News
Accompany the Agronomist: sowing, spraying and minding stressed crops
Last Thursday, the Irish Farmers Journal headed to Wexford to walk crops with George Blackburn of Cooney Furlong Grain as part of the Accompany the Agronomist series.
24 May 2023 News
‘Nuanced’ approach needed for EU nature restoration - Macra
New Macra president Elaine Houlihan has weighed in on rewetting proposals, raising concern over the impact on family farms.
22 May 2023 News
‘Farmers struggle every day to produce enough healthy food for all’
The World Farmers' Organisation (WFO) has met in South Africa and is calling for favourable policy measures to support farmers adapt to climate change.
22 May 2023 News
‘Unjustified opposition’ to EU nature restoration - IFOAM
European organic farmers have called on MEPs to support ambitious nature restoration targets, insisting that preserving biodiversity is essential for healthy food systems.
Farm payments average €3,100 in Wild Atlantic Nature project
The project pays farmers on designated blanket bog results-based payments in the northwest.
22 May 2023 News