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Forestry news from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest forestry news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all the forestry news developments in the sector.
Grants and premiums are to go up in an effort to counter the slowdown in afforestation.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 February 2018
A field day in Millstreet will focus on forest fire prevention, and how to control fires when they do occur.
By Donal Magner on 15 February 2018
With conifer species such as spruce accounting for 80% of new forestry in Ireland, there have been calls to include more diversity in the crop.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 February 2018
A core group of farmers unhappy with the forestry partnerships they entered into had heated exchanges with representatives for the State-owned forestry company at a meeting in Co Clare this week.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 February 2018
Farmers engaged in long-term contracts will receive their fair share of the timber taken from their land, the forestry body has said.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 February 2018
Michael Guilfoyle outlines his views on why the Irish forestry and forest products sector needs a forestry development agency.
By Donal Magner on 08 February 2018
Expanding forestry in the northwest has been met with vocal opposition from farmers who say plantation owners are pricing them out of the land. Green Belt chief executive John O'Reilly denies this.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 February 2018
Pressure builds on Coillte to solve farm partnership issues
The state-owned forestry company will appear before the Oireachtas again this month after farmers highlighted payment and management difficulties surrounding plantations on their land.
By Thomas Hubert on 01 February 2018
New sites required to increase broadleaf planting to a minimum of 15% to achieve a national target of 30% broadleaves, writes Donal Magner.
By Donal Magner on 01 February 2018
Solutions offered by the state-owned forestry company, to concerns raised by its farm partners, will be followed with attention by farmers in similar arrangements with processors in other sectors.
By Thomas Hubert on 26 January 2018
The forestry semi-state is getting independent advice to improve communication on profits and payments with farmers whose land is used for joint timber production.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 January 2018
Coillte has acknowledged difficulties in the contracts signed with farmers to develop forestry on their land.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 January 2018
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