Where do the IFA presidential candidates stand on renewables?
Stephen Robb
The candidates made their opinions on renewable energy known at the recent Irish Farmers Journal IFA presidential debate.
20 October 2023 News
First national bioeconomy action plan published
Farmers and foresters have been encouraged to get involved in Ireland's bioeconomy action plan by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
4 October 2023 News
Budget 2024 – what are the main asks for renewables?
With Budget 2024 less than a week away, Stephen Robb assesses the main asks from each of the renewable and lobbying organisations.
Taggart Shepherds Huts will be at the Ploughing to showcase their product line
Many farmers consider delving into agritourism - at this year's National Ploughing Championships, there will be opportunities for farmers to start their research. Naomi Hamilton-O'Donnell writes.
13 September 2023 News
Need for forestry programme clarity stressed at Tullamore Show
Stakeholders say that the administration of the new programme needs to be streamlined to makes it more attractive, with high broadleaf targets and restricted planting on peats is criticised.
16 August 2023 Forestry
Up to €1,200/ac to lease farmland to solar developers
Sites of around 150ac to 200ac in scale could be made up by a number of neighbouring farmers renting land to solar developers, Teagasc's energy specialist told a recent farm walk.
2 August 2023 News
Urea and CAN should not be in co-op yards
Former Macra president Thomas Duffy said that there "is no excuse anymore" for not using protected urea.
26 July 2023 News
Farmers lament ‘road blocks’ to farm diversification
Rachel Donovan spoke to farmers at the Energy and Farm Diversification Show last Thursday where hundreds of farmers gathered to look at demonstrations and listen to panel discussions.
26 July 2023 News
Progress made but much more to do - energy in ag event
The Energy and Farm Diversification show at Gurteen Agricultural College showcased both the real opportunities and considerable challenges in the renewable energy sector.
26 July 2023 News
Organics frees farmers from the shackles of regular farming - Hackett
Minister of State Pippa Hackett spoke about the opportunities associated with going organic at the Energy and Farm Diversification Show in Gurteen.
22 July 2023 News
Many questions left unanswered at energy in ag event
Thousands of people attended the Energy and Farm Diversification Show, which took place in Gurteen Agricultural College last week, but many farmers left with unanswered questions.
22 July 2023 News
'Change is not easy' - Minister McConalogue
Addressing the Energy and Farm Diversification Show at Gurteen College, Minister McConalogue said that agriculture can reduce emissions, remove emissions and contribute to energy.
20 July 2023 News