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No magic bullet for Ireland’s wool industry - Minister
Amy Forde
The viability of a scouring plant in Ireland is something that needs to be explored, the Minister has said.
19 July 2024 News
Future of hill areas dependent on farmers - Minister
The Minister for Agriculture has recognised the contribution of extensive farming to high nature areas when speaking at the INHFA AGM.
18 July 2024 News
No significant appetite in last CAP for retirement scheme - Minister
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue was told at the INHFA AGM that a farm retirement scheme is needed.
INHFA demands immediate action on ACRES
INHFA president Vincent Roddy says there is a high level of frustration around ACRES and that there is a need to address critical issues around payments, habitat scorecards and actions for farmers.
3 July 2024 Schemes
INHFA survey highlights concerns regarding fertiliser regulations
Just 27% of farmers polled for the INHFA survey described themselves as “very aware” of the new rules.
9 June 2024 News
What do farm leaders demand of Ireland’s next batch of MEPs?
With the European elections looming, the Irish Farmers Journal spoke to the IFA, the ICSA, the INHFA and Macra on the upcoming elections.
3 June 2024 News
Farming to be maintained in new national park - INHFA
The NPWS has given its commitment to maintain current farming practices on the newly acquired national park at the Conor Pass.
30 May 2024 News
Later completion dates for hill farmers in new sheep scheme
The INHFA said that where a farmer avails of the later completion date, it will mean their payment under the scheme will not be paid "until the end of December or early January".
3 May 2024 News
Suspension of some inspections welcomed by INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association has welcomed the decision by the Minister to suspend all inspections not required to support payments until 22 April.
5 April 2024 News
Calls for upland farming module to form part of Green Cert
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association vice president said that that "upland farmer education is crucial for promoting sustainable agriculture, and protecting our way of life.”
22 March 2024 News
Designations have devalued land, INHFA insists
The INHFA has responded to comments made by the director general of the National Parks and Wildlife Service on land designations.
20 March 2024 News
Minister battles to defend bog buffer zones
Farmers claim that the 100m buffer area around active turf banks could take out a quarter to a third of some ACRES commonages.
6 March 2024 News