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Hemp has its difficulties - Department
Rachel Donovan
The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee met on the development of the hemp sector in Ireland on Wednesday.
23 March 2022 News
My Farming Week: Edward Hanbidge, Englishtown, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow
Edward Hanbidge farms in an organic mixed enterprise in Co Wicklow. He is working to diversify farm income with Dexter cattle, hemp, forestry, sheep and poultry all featuring.
26 February 2022 News
10 things to know about growing hemp
Here are some frequently asked questions from farmers interested in sowing the hemp crop.
Hemp an alternative on lands targeted for rewetting
Hemp Co-op Ireland is looking for industrial hemp to be taken out of the Misuse of Drugs Act and put into agriculture, so that funding can be secured from the Department.
24 February 2022 News
Farmers sought to grow hemp
Hemp is a cash crop which can be grown for 50,000 different products, including paper, clothing, biodegradable plastics and animal feed to name but a few.
18 February 2022 News
Irish Country Living Podcast #31: what is hemp?
Following some recent articles in Irish Country Living, Anne O'Donoghue sits down with Janine Kennedy to discuss what exactly is hemp and what is the situation with growing it in Ireland at present.
19 August 2021 Podcast
Watch: this week in photos - sucklers, sheep, barley and harvesting oilseed rape
Our top farming photos from the past week include barley being cut, oilseed rape getting harvested, a De Courcey vintage day in Co Cork and the Tullow Sheep Breeders Association sale in Co Carlow.
8 August 2021 News
Hemp can deliver a viable extra income for farmers - Carthy
At a time when many farming sectors have faced years of unsustainably low incomes, we must explore all options to assist farmers to remain on their farms, Matt Carthy has said.
14 June 2021 News
HPRA issued 94 licences to grow hemp in 2020
Hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant species, which can be grown for over 50,000 different products.
26 May 2021 News
My Country Living: meet the 16-year-old investigating hemp in Ireland
From west Cork, Cian Walsh recently won the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist. He has big ideas on how to keep Irish farming environmentally and financially viable.
6 February 2021 News
My Country Living: investigating hemp in Ireland
From west Cork, Cian Walsh recently won the Teagasc Award at the BT Young Scientist. He has big ideas on how to keep Irish farming environmentally and financially viable.
3 February 2021 My Farming Week
Cork student wins Teagasc award for hemp project
Cian’s project ‘Hemp for a Sustainable Future?’ looked at the social, economic and environmental benefits and drawbacks of growing hemp
13 January 2021 News