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Wicklow farmers call for SUAS scheme continuation
Barry Murphy
Wicklow farmers in the just-concluded Sustainable Uplands Agriculture-Environment Scheme (SUAS) EIP have called for its continuation and say agri-schemes need longer term thinking.
18 November 2022 News
INHFA pulls out of Food Vision group
The hill farmer body cited serious concerns around proposals that the average slaughter age of beef cattle should be reduced to 24 months, as well as fears of a cull of beef cows.
8 November 2022 News
INHFA warns of deepening crisis in wool sector
There has been a collapse in the wool market, according to the INHFA.
Sucklers vital to rural Ireland’s ‘economic wellbeing’ - INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association says there are no realistic alternatives to suckler farming in many parts of the country.
27 October 2022 News
Funding essential for farmers to act on biodiversity - farm groups
The citizens’ assembly on biodiversity heard from farmer organisations that more farmers would participate in environmental schemes if the places were there.
New EU law could sterilise many family farms - INHFA
The INHFA has called on legislators to work together to oppose a proposed EU nature restoration regulation.
18 October 2022 News
Plan to rewet farmland blasted as 'land grab'
Many farmers will see the plan as nothing more than a land grab, INHFA president Vincent Roddy said. Noel Bardon and Amy Forde report.
12 October 2022 News
New EU proposals will ‘drive rewilding’
The proposals will result in legally-binding nature restoration targets for all member states.
21 September 2022 News
INHFA launches policy paper on public access
The policies will be around dog control and insurance, including a public education programme, in a bid to lessen the threat posed to farmers and their livestock from dog walkers.
21 June 2022 News
Fodder Support Scheme’s exclusion of some hill farmers ‘unacceptable’
The INHFA has called for a review of the silage scheme condition that leaves Category 1 ANC land ineligible for payment.
16 June 2022 News
Farmers should question AECM advisors on hill grazing – INHFA
The INHFA has hit out at the environmentalists who want sheep taken off the hills.
15 June 2022 News
Cattle and sheep must not be taken off the hills – IFA
IFA hill chair Caillín Conneely has warned of social, economic and wildfire implications of any moves to take cattle and sheep down off hill land.
13 June 2022 News