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AIB factors derogation loss into loan decisions
Noel Bardon
The uncertainty around the future of the derogation is hitting farmer confidence, according to one of the pillar banks.
EU Nature Restoration Law finalised amid controversy
After months of uncertainty on the future of the law, EU environment ministers voted to approve it this week at a meeting in Luxembourg.
19 June 2024 Renewables
Biomethane in line for slice of €3bn climate and nature fund
The fund is has also been pitched as a source of funding for farmers' efforts to improve water quality, emissions cuts and biodiversity.
Anaerobic digestion sector can have 'no room for cheats'
A major biomethane conference heard that farmers could be in a strong negotiating position for supply anaerobic digesters if the industry takes off.
19 June 2024 Renewables
One in four farmers to cut cow numbers
While 26% of suckler farmers are planning on scaling back, others remain set on building numbers.
19 June 2024 News
One in five sheep farmers to cut flock size
Another 15% of sheep farmers expect to lift their ewe numbers on 2023's levels.
19 June 2024 News
Farm leaders call for funding clarity and consultation on Nature Restoration Law
With the Nature Restoration Law now passed, farming organisations' focus has turned to funding and the consultation needed before schemes are brought forward.
19 June 2024 News
Small 2023 payment boost for CRISS and young farmers’ scheme
Funding targets for these schemes have not been met, leaving leftover funds to be distributed to participants.
18 June 2024 News
INHFA calls for immediate consultation on Nature Restoration Law
The INHFA has been an opponent of the law since the proposals were announced, with its leader citing funding and payment eligibility concerns.
17 June 2024 News
‘Huge amount of uncertainty’ remains with Nature Restoration Law - IFA
The exact interpretation at Government level of key definitions contained in the EU Nature Restoration Law has yet to be seen.
17 June 2024 News
Dawn Meats to expand Waterford plant and up supplies to Aldi by 35%
The meat processor is to invest €5m to fill €125m deal with Aldi.
17 June 2024 News
Nature Restoration Law finalised by EU ministers
Ireland now has legally-binding targets for restoring nature after ministers gave the law its final seal of approval.