Farmer Writes: world-class speakers at Barnett-Hall grain conference
James Strain
Pedro Dejneka, Gerry Hussey, Rachel Connor and Dan Basse took to the stage at the Barnett-Hall customer grain conference in the Heritage Hotel, Co Laois, last week.
5 November 2023 News
Carbon footprint of animal feed continues to increase in importance
From carbon footprints to deforestation regulations, animal feed labelling is becoming more regulated.
25 October 2023 Letters
Letter regarding ash dieback problem
"No thought was given to how this decision would affect ash trees on the perimeter of these forests." - Richard Ryan, Cross, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick
Reducing the carbon footprint of winter milk
While winter milk production carries a higher carbon footprint compared to spring milk production, the sector may find it easier to reduce emissions, writes Aidan Brennan.
21 October 2023 Liquid Milk
Agriculture is two-thirds of the way to sustainability
Agriculture may be the biggest driver of deforestation, but it is also the biggest reason forests exist, Dr Jack Bobo told the ASA conference on Thursday.
7 September 2023 News
Europe investigates biofuel fraud
An influx of half a million tonnes of waste-based biodiesel from China caused a sharp drop in European biodiesel prices and triggered an investigation.
2 August 2023 News
Fuel fraud – the risk with biofuels
The risk of mislabelled used cooking oil being used as a feedstock for biodiesel is growing, and the EU is aiming to crack down on it, writes Stephen Robb.
2 August 2023 Renewables
Brazil top rainforest loss in 2022
Latest research shows rainforest loss in Brazil increased in 2022
28 June 2023 News
Does Brazilian agriculture fully deserve its negative image?
Nuffield Ireland 2022 scholar David Dolan travelled to Brazil as part of the GFP element of his Nuffield scholarship recently. What he found challenged his preconceptions of Brazilian agriculture.
Mercosur deal 'by end of year'
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen starts her South American tour in Brazil and sets end-of-year deadline to wrap up Mercosur trade deal.
13 June 2023 News