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Viewpoints
Editorial: is Teagasc beef message aligned to emission reduction targets?
Justin McCarthy
One of the core messages from Teagasc to the majority of suckler and beef farmers is to effectively double their stocking rate.
6 July 2022 Management
BEEF 2022: high stocking rate still key to profit
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the key messages from the main stands and asks some questions around the themes on the day.
6 July 2022 Management
Beef Management: flies, BDGP and Tullamore Farm Open Day
This week we take a look at increased fly activity on farms, BDGP tagging and a preview of the upcoming Tullamore Farm Beef and Sheep Open Day taking place on Tuesday 26 July.
Editorial: EU farmers the frontline defence in Putin’s food war
The 700m people in southeast Asia, the Middle East and north Africa that are already classed as undernourished will be the real victims.
29 June 2022 Viewpoints
ACRES scheme leaves farmers 'baffled'
Both the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association and the Irish Grain Growers Group express disappointment in the new ACRES scheme.
22 June 2022 News
Editorial: has the EU woken up to farmers as food producers?
European Commissioner tells the IFA that food security now needs to be treated like defence and energy security stating that “without food nothing is possible”.
1 June 2022 Editorial
Russia turning wheat into a weapon of war
A new environmental budget should be established outside of the CAP to reward farmers for delivering environmental dividends.
18 May 2022 Editorial
IFA writes to Minister seeking mobilisation of clawed-back BEAM funds
The IFA called on Minister McConalogue to use the €18m in clawed back BEAM funds and the crisis reserve pot to finance beef farmer payments.
29 April 2022 News
Being heard in Brussels has never been more challenging
The nature of how the EU’s political process works has evolved over the last 20 years.
27 April 2022 Dealer
Editorial: refocusing CAP but not at the expense of the environment
The impact of Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine on food and energy security will far outlast the lifetime of the next CAP.
23 March 2022 Editorial
Is dairy farming facing the guillotine again?
Are dairy farmers going to negotiate the strategy to curb emissions, or will they be told how things will be?
2 February 2022 Dealer
What’s coming in next week’s Organic Farming Scheme?
There are two significant changes to the scheme in 2022, including an increased area eligible for the higher rate of payment and a reduction in the minimum stocking rate.
2 February 2022 Schemes