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New EU proposals will ‘drive rewilding’
Amy Forde
The proposals will result in legally-binding nature restoration targets for all member states.
Time running out for farmer engagement on EU Biodiversity Strategy - INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association says immediate engagement is needed on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to avoid a “detrimental impact on thousands of farmers”.
7 September 2022 News
INHFA slams inclusion of designated land conditions in CAP plan
The INHFA described the move as underhand and an effort to avoid compensating farmers for the costs associated with designations.
INHFA seeks €100/cow suckler welfare scheme in budget
A compensation package for farmers with designated ground is a key element of the INHFA budget submission.
31 August 2022 News
Farmers ‘drip-fed’ information on ACRES
Farm organisations sent in a lot of suggestions, we were all singing off the one hymn sheet, and a lot hasn’t been taken on board, the ICSA has said.
31 August 2022 Schemes
INHFA criticises absence of dedicated designation payment in ACRES
While farmers with designated land will get priority access to the agri-environment scheme, the INHFA said the fact that there was no direct payment for high-nature-value ground was worrying.
7 August 2022 News
'No clear pathway' to 25% emissions reduction
Emissions target a battle for rural businesses as well as farmers, farm organisations say.
Open letter to Minister Ryan on agricultural emission targets
"Open letter to Minister Eamon Ryan TD" - Vincent Roddy, INHFA national president.
27 July 2022 Letters
INHFA lambastes Ryan for 'divisive' approach on climate debate
The INHFA accused Minister Ryan and the Green Party of pitting farmers against other sections of society in an effort to drive the argument for a 30% reduction in GHG emissions from farming.
26 July 2022 News
All-island wool council needed immediately - INHFA
The organisation is calling on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and his department to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders in the woollen industry.
19 July 2022 News
Farmer revolt sweeps across EU
The protests come as a European Commission report predicts that cereal, milk and beef production will be down in 2022 compared to last year.
13 July 2022 News
Proposals to ‘sacrifice’ sucklers for climate ‘disturbing’ - INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has warned that suckler farming’s sustainability credentials must be acknowledged as agriculture moves to reduce emissions.
13 July 2022 News