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Minister O’Donovan must act to prevent Shannon flooding – IFA
A delegation from IFA recently visited some of the Shannon Callows and called on the Government to implement proper management around water levels on the river.
10 August 2022 News
Schemes for farm roof-top solar and anaerobic digestion needed – IFA
The IFA highlighted that sectors in Minister Eamon Ryan’s department see emissions benefit from farm roof-top solar and anaerobic digestion and that therefore, it should provide funding.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
DAERA working on new climate targets
It comes as a bitter debate over an emissions target for the agriculture sector in the Republic of Ireland concluded last week.
Target still to come for land use and forestry
The EPA has submitted to Government a "refinement" to its reporting of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with land use, according to Minister McConalogue.
Farm measures to be voluntary but still no plan
The ag-climatise roadmap will be updated from "this autumn", spelling out what farmers must do to remain compliant with legally binding emissions reduction targets, the minister has said.
New forestry plan laudable but lacks detail
Forestry Programme (2023-2027) needs to be aligned to CAP, simplified to attract farmers and quantified in relation to support measures and carbon trading.
3 August 2022 Forestry
Farmer Writes: Organic certification is not for everyone
Kieran Sullivan weighs in on the higher organic payment rates announced by the Government and why he isn't quite ready to make the switch and go chemical-free.
3 August 2022 Farmer Writes
UK must adopt ‘red lines’ on trade
A London-based think tank has recommended that the UK government put in place a set of core standards relating to trade.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Government policy will cut cattle herd – ICMSA
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has rejected claims that a reduction in the national herd won’t be needed to meet Ireland’s climate targets.
3 August 2022 News
Sinn Féin demands publication of updated CAP plan
Matt Carthy TD wants the updated CAP strategic plan published immediately by Minister McConalogue.
2 August 2022 News
It's time for ‘serious investment’ in anaerobic digestion - MEP
MEP Billy Kelleher has said that more than a pilot project is needed to develop anaerobic digestion, as it is a tried and tested technology.
2 August 2022 News
Farmer pulls the plug on solar PV plans amid delays and low returns
One farmer outlines his experience of trying to install solar PV on his farm sheds amid delays and the feeling that his farm’s work would not benefit the farming sector’s emissions reduction target.