Green light in principle for dairy farm retirement scheme
Jack Kennedy
There are 17 recommendations for the dairy sector in the interim report of the Food Vision dairy group to cut emissions which farm organisations discussed on Monday.
7 April 2022 News
Limit on methane emissions on farms proposed in dairy report
There are 17 recommendations for the dairy sector in the interim report of the Food Vision dairy group to cut emissions. Amy Forde and Jack Kennedy report.
2 March 2022 News
Farm carbon ceilings to move from ranges to exact target figures
The Government aims to introduce absolute emissions ceilings for each sector of the economy including agriculture.
Teagasc admits MACC measures not enough to curb emissions
Irish agriculture will have to reduce its emissions by 22% to 30% by 2030 under the plan.
9 February 2022 News
Department ‘focusing strongly’ on fertiliser use to cut emissions
A Department official has suggested a nitrous oxide reduction target for agriculture for the first half of the current carbon budget.
18 January 2022 News
Farmers will cull cows if there are incentives – Teagasc
Teagasc’s Dr Kevin Hanrahan sees Irish farmers responding to what he described as implicit taxes, which he says will affect how and what they farm.
11 January 2022 News
Opportunity for farmers to have their say on carbon budgets
Farmers are encouraged to provide feedback on the carbon budget letter and report from the Climate Change Advisory Council.
22 December 2021 News
Emissions cut of 22% to 30% confirmed for farming by 2030
Over 60 actions were announced for the agriculture sector to cut emissions by 2030 under the Climate Action Plan.
4 November 2021 News
Farm leaders have their say on the CCAC and KPMG reports
A week on, with a chance to digest the CCAC report, and the KPMG report commissioned by the Irish Farmers Journal, what do the various farm leaders make of where we are?
3 November 2021 News
Climate targets: politicians have their say
Marian Harkin TD says there is an ‘essential difference between food production and drilling and consuming oil’ and this is a ‘real issue in how emissions are counted’.
3 November 2021 News
‘Tillage farmers should be eligible for Origin Green’ - IGG
Bord Bia must recognise the carbon credentials of Irish grown feed, to help win the battle of climate change, according to Irish Grain Growers group.
2 November 2021 News
Dairy expansion ‘not a mistake’ – Donohoe
Finance Minister criticises tone and message of Sinn Féin on farm carbon emissions and says it undermines ability to make the case for “all that is positive for transitioning to a low-carbon future”.
1 November 2021 News