New forestry plan laudable but lacks detail
Donal Magner
Forestry Programme (2023-2027) needs to be aligned to CAP, simplified to attract farmers and quantified in relation to support measures and carbon trading.
31 July 2022 Forestry
Compensation package required for forestry appeals
The IFA said major changes to the state’s forestry programme will be required to convince farmers to plant ground.
27 July 2022 Forestry
The state of Ireland's forestry and forest products sector
An increasing forest estate is matched by timber production, but there is a need for timber price information and clarification on actual log production.
Crucial role of farmers in the production of food
"Irish farmers make a great contribution and play a crucial role in the production of food in a carbon efficient manner" - Gill McCarthy, Shillelagh, Co Wicklow.
27 July 2022 Letters
Food Vision beef and sheep group to discuss early finishing of cattle
IFA livestock chair Brendan Golden has said that one size won't fit all when it comes to early cattle finishing and that markets are built on a steady supply of cattle as they come fit.
24 July 2022 News
Agricultural emissions increased by 3% in 2021 - EPA
In 2021, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions rose above pre-COVID-19 levels, increasing by 4.7% on 2020.
Sinn Féin does not have the data to decide emissions figure - TD
Matt Carthy TD stated that Sinn Féin cannot give a figure it wants to see chosen in the 22% to 30% reduction range, given that Government emissions data has not been made available.
20 July 2022 News
National forest estate expands to almost 12% of total land area
Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry at the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett has announced the publication of the annual forest statistics.
9 July 2022 News
€2/kg available following IFA campaign for pig price increase
Those processors who are not paying €2/kg must do so this week.
6 July 2022 Community
Forestry regulatory review published
Focus “on practical and implementable options” for forestry based on comparisons with European countries and “constraints imposed under EU law as interpreted by the courts”.
6 July 2022 Forestry
Forestry grant for ecology and archaeology reports
Foresters have been told the payment is an interim measure and grant aid will be weighted.
6 July 2022 Forestry
Forestry plantings stagnant through the first half of 2022
The dismal performance of 2021 is likely to be repeated this year, Department of Agriculture figures indicate.
6 July 2022 News