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Farmers not getting ‘fair treatment’ on carbon accounting
Pat O'Toole
A public meeting held in the Ballykisteen Hotel in Tipperary last Friday by the Carbon Removals Action Group (CRAG) drew people from as far afield as Wexford.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
DAERA working on new climate targets
It comes as a bitter debate over an emissions target for the agriculture sector in the Republic of Ireland concluded last week.
3 August 2022 News
Climate targets an enormous challenge
Now that the Government has decided that the overall greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture will have to be cut by 25%, Aidan Brennan looks at the implications for dairy farming.
10 steps the Department is taking to drive stock numbers down
With legally binding emission targets now in place, how will they be achieved and where is the Department of Agriculture pointing farmers?
3 August 2022 News
It's time for ‘serious investment’ in anaerobic digestion - MEP
MEP Billy Kelleher has said that more than a pilot project is needed to develop anaerobic digestion, as it is a tried and tested technology.
2 August 2022 News
Opinion: Government’s sectoral target fudge is over, but one fudge remains
The divisive debate is over, and not a minute too soon. But the hard work starts now.
31 July 2022 Viewpoints
‘Devastating blow for farming’ – farm organisations react to emissions target
The leaders of the IFA, ICMSA and ICSA react to the Government's 25% emissions reduction target for the agriculture sector.
Proposal to pay farmers €5,000 to cull cows
The Department of Agriculture estimates the move would take 45,000t of carbon dioxide equivalent out of the atmosphere for every 10,000 cows culled.
27 July 2022 News
A separate, ambitious target for methane should have been set
A recent paper on climate metrics for ruminant livestock justifies setting a separate methane target. Policy analyst Anne Finnegan examines the science.
27 July 2022 News
Still no sectoral target for farming
The Government has failed to agree on a sectoral emissions target, with growing fears it could be September before farmers knows their target.
27 July 2022 News
Cow retirement scheme on the cards
A retirement scheme for cows, genotyping all calves, feed additives and reducing artificial nitrogen were all discussed at the most recent Food Vision Dairy Group.
27 July 2022 News
Separate ambitious target for methane should have been set
A recent paper on climate metrics for ruminant livestock justifies setting a separate methane target. Policy analyst Anne Finnegan examines the science.
26 July 2022 News