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EU to provide €37bn to ramp up biogas production
Stephen Robb
The EU is backing biomethane as one of the key measures to help stop Russian energy imports and move to green energy by the end of the decade.
17 May 2022 News
Food export value up 19% in year - CSO
The value of Irish food exports has increased across a number of commodities when comparing March 2022 and the same month last year, says the CSO.
NI news in brief: Balmoral, beef and butter
M&S winners at Balmoral Show, the latest Dutch dairy auction prices and local NI beef trade remains strong.
Three Russian agri-food cargo ships granted sanction derogations
Any future applications for derogations from sanctions targeting Russia and Belarus will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, the Department of Enterprise has said.
11 May 2022 News
Beef Trends: kill up 38,000 head on 2021
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including this week’s factory quotes for finished animals.
6 April 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: national self sufficiency has disappeared as a policy goal
We are now seeing the result of the reliance on the lowest-cost source of production when something happens.
6 April 2022 Opinion
EU net cereal exports to jump ‘almost 40%’ in year from June 2022
The European Commission is forecasting a drop in EU grain imports and a rise in exports from June 2022.
6 April 2022 News
January sees rise in feed imports
January saw feed imports rise. Traders may have been catching up on stocks when prices looked like good value.
22 March 2022 News
A one-year solution is not a remedy for tillage ailments
Suggestions of a move to immediately increase native cereal production seem to have come unstuck, but now is the time to look toward the future for crop production.
15 March 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: will Europe reassess its attitude to food & energy production?
It’s easy to forget that when Ireland joined in 1973, Europe was a net importer of all the main food groups.
9 March 2022 Opinion
Hope is not a strategy when it comes to our most basic need – food!
Commentary about food security, not heard in decades, is a topic of everyday conversation. Ireland was the ‘most secure’ in peacetime but how does she fair in war?
9 March 2022 Amii
Crops on every farm - more grain or more trouble
Suggestions to increase grain production need considerable alteration if they are to result in more grains rather than more trouble.
7 March 2022 Crops