Less than 60% of approved forestry area planted
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that it received applications to plant 8,612ha of land last year.
The farmer's daily wrap: farm fatality, African swine fever and bees
Here is your news round-up of the five top farming stories and weather outlook for Saturday 24 May.
Three-man race for ICSA president
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Association (ICSA) will elect a new president in June.
Watch: vegetable growers turn on the irrigation systems
O’Shea Farms and Hughes Farming have both turned on the irrigation pumps this week.