New Dairy Beef Scheme to open this month
Rachel Donovan
The Department of Agriculture has announced updates on the new four-year dairy beef scheme.
14 February 2024 Markets
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
2 February 2024 Podcast
News Podcast: tractors protests and SCEP changes
Hear the latest news on IFA tractor protests, French farmers on the streets and Budget 2024 drystock schemes.
Ideas for farm schemes sought for €3bn nature fund
The fact that the State's €3.15bn climate and nature fund is a capital fund remains challenging to the funding of agri-environmental schemes, but Government remains open to ideas.
Tillage payment increases to €50/ha
This forms part of €14.3m in support payments set to commence for the tillage sector.
29 January 2024 News
Plans for €3bn long-term climate and nature fund to be finalised in 2024
The State's plans for over €3bn in climate and nature funds are to be unveiled over the coming year.
Look back: the year that was 2023
From the derogation cut to tillage harvest turmoil and controversial changes to the Irish Cattle and Beef Federation (ICBF) indexes, there were plenty of noteworthy happenings in farming during 2023.
27 December 2023 News
Sheep Management: TAMS delays, ACRES catch crops and SIS queries
There is still no real clarity surrounding when farmers who have submitted an application under tranche one of TAMS III can expect to receive approval.
6 December 2023 Management
Planned €14bn nature fund could be used to invest in water quality
All three ministers in the Department of Agriculture have stated that farmers deserve a slice of the climate and nature investment pledged by Government over the coming years.
27 November 2023 News
Farmland residential land tax issues to be solved in coming months
Minister Pascal Donohoe insists that the looming issue of residentially-zoned farmland being taxed will be resolved over the coming months.
22 November 2023 News
New long-term lease rules will not apply to those who inherit land - IFA
Rose Mary McDonagh said there was a real concern among farmers that land transferred via gift or inheritance would be affected by the changes to the tax treatment of land lease income.
21 November 2023 News
Macra president reflects: the annual conference and rally this year
'We now understand why our succession scheme did not find itself a home in Budget 2024: our scheme was being conflated with a retirement scheme' - Houlihan.
15 November 2023 Community