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Cow permit proposals would force some farmers out - MEP
Noel Bardon
MEP Billy Kelleher's comments come less than a week after Ireland joined many other member states in calling on the Commission to change its plan at the EU's council of farm ministers.
'Not going to be easy' for agriculture to meet emissions targets - EPA
The Signposts general assembly is taking place in Co Wexford on Monday. The programme includes over 120 farms and 62 partners.
Water abstraction rules tightening for some farmers
Those drawing more than 2m litres a day from watercourses will need a licence to do so after new rules governing water management are passed.
Agricultural emissions increased by 3% in 2021 - EPA
In 2021, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions rose above pre-COVID-19 levels, increasing by 4.7% on 2020.
Clarification sought from Food Vision beef and sheep group on emissions target
An announcement of the exact sectoral emissions target for the agricultural sector will be needed for the Food Vision Beef and Sheep Group to formulate its recommendations, farm orgs have said.
17 June 2022 News
Letter regarding the carbon cycle
"I have some questions for the EPA and Minister Ryan." - John Hourigan, chairman, Carbon Removals Action Group, The Hill, Murroe, Co Limerick.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints
Nitrates Action Plan: Monitoring and regulating nutrient use
New features include the introduction of a register for chemical fertiliser sales, increased inspections, mandatory use of LESS equipment for more farmers and a review of sewage/sludge management.
1 June 2022 Schemes
Farmers are addressing emissions challenge – IFA
Responding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finding that Irish agriculture needs to clearly set out a plan to reduce emissions, the IFA says farmers are already addressing it.
1 June 2022 News
Agriculture emissions to rise 1.9% by 2030 with ‘existing’ measures – EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that Irish farming needs to “transform” to meet emissions reduction targets.
Over 1.1m tonnes of food wasted annually in Ireland
Very little is known about food waste from the farm sector, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
17 May 2022 News
Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA).