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Climate Action Plan talks 'ongoing'
Amy Forde
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett told the Irish Farmers Journal this week that “nothing is set in stone” yet. Amy Forde and Stephen Robb report.
30 November 2022 News
ICSA reserves its position on Food Vision beef group report
The ICSA has said it will not engage further with the group unless relevant ministers sit down to renegotiate funding.
30 November 2022 News
Nine key measures for beef sector to cut emissions in Food Vision report
The final Food Vision beef and sheep report has been sent to the Minister for Agriculture, with farm organisations reserving their positions on the report.
Organic farmers will continue to receive payments if they plant agroforestry
We don’t have an awful lot of agroforestry in Ireland, but it is something that would resonate a lot with organic farmers, Minister Pippa Hackett has said.
29 November 2022 Forestry
Clear vision needed to manage beef shift
Farmers are losing out right now relative to market returns.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
Electric car target scrapped as Government prepares new climate plan
Minister Eamon Ryan said cuts in carbon emissions from the transport sector would be “probably the one that is the most difficult” to achieve.
16 November 2022 News
IrBEA conference sees industry back biomethane
The 2022 IrBEA national bioenergy conference saw both industry and Government officials back biomethane, writes Stephen Robb.
Minister wants livestock climate measures signed off by year end
The measures will be formulated from the Food Vision dairy and beef and sheep groups.
2 November 2022 News
New Guaranteed Irish initiative will see 14ha of native Irish trees planted
The project aims to encourage climate action engagement, increase biodiversity and improve public health and wellbeing.
2 November 2022 News
It’s cows or cars as sectors fail to work towards emissions targets
Young farmer Thomas Duffy explains how the energy and transport sectors failing to reach emission reduction targets is not good for agriculture.
Carbon farming will be ‘crucial’ to future of Irish farming
The minister recently convened a Carbon Farming Working Group to gain a deeper understanding of relevant issues.
Bord Bia developing new quality assurance standard
There are 55,000 farmers in Bord Bia’s quality assurance schemes.
19 October 2022 News