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Barry Murphy
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
27 January 2023 News
Sheep vision group should meet ‘without delay’ - ICSA
The ICSA has called on processors, retailers and Department of Agriculture officials to get around a table and plan a way forward for the sheep sector.
27 January 2023 News
Applications open for 2023 nitrates derogation
Minister McConalogue has called on dairy farmers who previously did not avail of the derogation to consult with their agricultural adviser on the new banding rates.
Ban forestry payments for investment companies - IFO
The IFO has said that the Government must support farmers, not investment funds, to deliver forestry targets.
27 January 2023 Forestry
Tesco UK to cut farm emissions by 20%
Some 70,000t of fresh food will be produced by Tesco UK suppliers this year with 20% less emissions, under a new initiative.
27 January 2023 News
Coillte deal protest: ‘a quick fix without thinking of the impact’
Protesters at the Dáil on Thursday called for an end to Coillte’s deal with UK investment fund Gresham House.
26 January 2023 News
State could buy land for Coillte to plant - McConalogue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Coillte are exploring options which could support the semi-State body in its afforestation targets.
26 January 2023 News
Farmed grasslands sequestering three times more carbon than thought
Research on the carbon sequestered on Irish farms will provide accurate data for farmers and policymakers over the coming years.
25 January 2023 News
Department underspend of €44m in 2022
Overall expenditure by the Department of Agriculture in 2022 was noted in government’s exchequer returns.
25 January 2023 News
Political tensions flare over Coillte deal with Gresham House
The Coillte-Gresham House agreement has stoked political debate this week, with further pressure exerted on Ministers Charlie McConalogue and Pippa Hackett.
25 January 2023 News
2,100 farmers converting to organics in good faith
Farmers opting to convert to organic production have yet to find out if they have been accepted into the Organic Farming Scheme.
25 January 2023 News
ICMSA backs call for sustainability credentials in food trade deals
Countries exporting agri-food produce into the EU should have a commitment to sustainability that can be measured and verified, says the ICMSA.
25 January 2023 News