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EU takes aim at Brazilian beef and soya
Amy Forde
New rules would also result in enhanced monitoring of certain products linked to deforestation.
Commission to propose carbon credit certification by end of year
Head of unit at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action Christian Holzleitner said carbon certification will enable farmers to be rewarded for the carbon they store.
27 June 2022 News
Ireland's CAP plan coming close to completion
Farmers should know the details of next year’s new schemes just after the summer.
Opinion: French farming shows Ireland has a good story to tell
A couple of days spent in France with a group of Irish farmers were a real eye-opener, reminding me the typical Irish farm has a lot to offer.
26 June 2022 Opinion
Urgency needed to ensure Brexit funds are not unspent – Markey
MEP Colm Markey has warned that Ireland’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve fund allocation could be left unused, should there be a lack of urgency by Government to spend.
25 June 2022 News
Fischler criticises use of food security concerns in climate debate
Former European Commissioner for Agriculture Franz Fischler also described how a cross policy approach to rural development is required across Europe.
24 June 2022 News
Green MEPs pushing for Mercosur deal changes to benefit farmers
Ireland’s two Green Party MEPs have cited environmental concerns relating to beef imported from less environmentally friendly countries as a reason to change the terms of Mercosur.
24 June 2022 News
Crop gene editing: is Europe lagging behind?
Scientists at a University College Cork symposium on the use of gene editing in agriculture criticised the EU for its lack of ambition on the matter.
23 June 2022 News
Farmland rewetting measures rolled back in scale
Brussels has amended its draft nature restoration law, possibly to the benefit of those farming on peatlands.
Commission set to tighten farm pesticide rules
The Sustainable Use Directive will be replaced with a more stringent regulatory regime, should the European Commission’s proposals pass.
22 June 2022 News
Some countries too weak on organic targets – EU organics group
An EU-wide organic farming organisation has hit out at some member states’ lack of ambition when setting targets and funding rates for organics.
8 June 2022 News
EU does not intend to reduce livestock farming – Commissioner
European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski joined a meeting of the IFA national council in Dublin on Monday.
30 May 2022 News