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There ‘won’t be a change’ to the derogation cut - McGuinness
22 September 2023 News
There ‘won’t be a change’ to the derogation cut - McGuinness
All sectors have to contribute to avoiding any pollution of our waterway, European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness has said.
Government walked farmers to nitrates ‘cliff edge’ – Cairns
20 September 2023 News
Government walked farmers to nitrates ‘cliff edge’ – Cairns
Farmers have been dealt agricultural policy of “false promises and empty gestures”, said one opposition party leader.
Warning over potential 'fire sale' of cull cows
The co-op representative body fears that cuts to the nitrates derogation will prompt a flood of cull cows being offloaded this autumn.
20 September 2023 News
Dairy co-op price gap highest since 2012
Milk processors in NI have made cuts to base prices in seven out of eight months during 2023
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Important dates for the remainder of 2023
Keep on the right side of the law and ensure direct payments are not comprised in our schemes and cross-compliance important dates guide.
20 September 2023 Schemes
Milk prices drop by up to 2.5c/l for August
All milk processors have dropped their milk price for August supplies.
20 September 2023 News
European Commission proposes to renew glyphosate for 10 years
Around 60% of glyphosate used by Irish farmers is on grassland and it is also utilised for weed control on tillage farms.
20 September 2023 News
Finance Ireland offering loans of up to €500,000 for dairy farmers
There continues to be high demand from dairy farmers for loans, said Finance Ireland.
20 September 2023 News
‘No final decision’ yet on dairy cow reduction scheme
Previous comments from the Minister suggested that farmers would know by the end of September 2023 if a cow reduction scheme was to open in 2024.
20 September 2023 News
Pearson celebrates 75 years of business
Pearson Milking Technology is celebrating 75 years in business, having been formed by Eric and Florence Pearson in 1948.
19 September 2023 News
Nitrates cut 'over and done with' - Cahill
Oireachtas agriculture committee chair Jackie Cahill TD spoke to Barry Murphy at Ploughing 2023.
19 September 2023 News