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80 years young: Macra celebrates a special anniversary
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'Macra's longevity is all the more remarkable by the fact that our organisation is run by young people, people with ideas, people who are not afraid to try something different' - Elaine Houlihan.
12 February 2024 News
ASA and Macra to team up for International Women’s Day charity event
The joint event is in support of Breast Cancer Ireland.
15 December 2023 News
ASA launches new leadership course for agri-sector professionals
The ‘Future Agri-Leaders’ programme costs €750 and is open to ASA members only.
80,000ha for rewetting is 'over-estimated' says Teagasc scientist
The Teagasc scientist also maintained that the carbon emissions estimates for Ireland’s farmed peatlands could be halved if revisited.
29 November 2023 News
Department underestimated carbon emissions from peatland plantations
It is estimated that forests on peat soils are probably emitting around 2m to 3m tonnes of carbon annually.
26 November 2023 News
Budget 2024 webinar will explain suite of measures delivered
The webinar, which takes place on Tuesday, 10 October, will discuss taxation measures and agri-schemes funding for the year ahead.
4 October 2023 Schemes
Dempsey at Large: nitrates and the EPA
This is not the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency has appeared to display a bias against agriculture and farmers.
13 September 2023 Viewpoints
Macra welcomes new ASA president
Niamh Bambrick has been appointed ASA president, while Susan Maher was elected vice-president at the association's AGM on Friday.
8 September 2023 News
Policies needed to safeguard tillage sector – Acorn boss
Tillage is a very carbon-efficient industry that could offset some of the carbon that is produced from the other sectors, the ASA conference heard on Thursday.
7 September 2023 News
Cut to derogation causing farmers to do things that are uneconomic - Tirlán CEO
The change to Ireland’s nitrates derogation is creating an incredible level of stress at farm level, Tirlán CEO Jim Bergin told the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) conference.
7 September 2023 News
Agriculture is two-thirds of the way to sustainability
Agriculture may be the biggest driver of deforestation, but it is also the biggest reason forests exist, Dr Jack Bobo told the ASA conference on Thursday.
7 September 2023 News
Consumers becoming 'more removed' from farming
Consumers have to be aware of what’s happening at farm level, ASA president Tommy Boland has said.
6 September 2023 News