Farmer Writes: ground saturated as milk price falls
Bill O'Keeffe
The milk price drop will cost farmers significantly and instantly, but we are also expected to take the hit on the expensive fertiliser and feed stocks.
22 February 2023 Soil
Promoting peat landscapes to the next generation
In conversation with Sarah McIntosh, Paddy Malone from FarmPEAT outlines the importance of educating students on peat landscapes in Ireland.
14 February 2023 News
INHFA issues warning on EPA-funded cull report
The INHFA has come out strong against culling and rewetting proposals included in a draft EPA-funded report.
Over 130,000ha of western blanket bog to be surveyed
Some 63,000ha of blanket bog and associated habitats are to be surveyed this year.
Opportunities for farmers in peatland restoration
Farmers must be rewarded for protecting this natural asset, writes David Wright.
11 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Peatland map to identify key areas for action
The mapping exercise will help to highlight areas of peatland in NI where restoration work will deliver a significant benefit.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
A first in ICSA history: a power-sharing presidential agreement
General secretary of the ICSA Eddie Punch said that the outcome will leave ICSA much stronger going forward.
21 December 2022 News
New €15m fund to expand Wild Atlantic Nature project to western seaboard
The funding will be used to build capacity at local and national levels through upskilling, training and education programmes and restoration work.
16 December 2022 Climate and environment
Minister Noonan plans to put biodiversity action plan on statutory footing
As a result greater responsibilities for biodiversity action will be placed on public bodies.
16 December 2022 News
Big spending on carbon measurement, but big thinking is needed also
Knowing the benefits of sequestrating carbon that farmers all over Ireland can participate in is paramount to any real change at farm level.
30 November 2022 Viewpoints
IFJ Junior: common crane conservation in Ireland’s bogs
Can the Common Crane make a big comeback now that its natural habitat bogs are being rewetted? Niamh Kelly reports.
23 November 2022 Feature
The professor explains: What’s the craic with Carbon?
We are hearing a lot about carbon, but what is it and what is its role in the environment? The Professor Tommy Boland explains.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment