Minister's speech at Tullamore Show criticised by ICMSA
Rachel Donovan
"Farmers are not fools," says the ICMSA in response to Minister McConalogue saying there would be no forced policy on farmers.
11 August 2022 News
Nitrates derogation and Food Vision dairy group a 'tag team' for Department
Farmers felt there was more support needed from others within the agricultural sector and voiced concerns at an IFA meeting in Co Cork on Wednesday night.
11 August 2022 News
Tillage podcast: hot harvest and Department on nitrates
This week, we focus on harvest. We talk to the Department of Agriculture about nitrates, preview this week’s paper and hear the latest on grain markets and weather.
Where will the derogation cuts apply?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the parts of the country where new cuts to the nitrates derogation are likely to apply.
10 August 2022 Management
Clarity on new nitrates tillage rules
The Department provided some clarification on new nitrates rules for tillage this week when Ted Massey spoke on the Tillage Podcast.
10 August 2022 News
Department launches banding calculator
The online calculator will help dairy farmers to determine what nitrogen excretion band their herd will be in from next year.
6 August 2022 News
Tillage Podacast: nitrates update, yield reports and increasing tillage area
On this week's show, Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh talk harvest, nitrates and new tillage proposals.
4 August 2022 News
Flat rate tillage payment proposed to increase area
A number of different groups came together to discuss proposals to maintain and increase the tillage area.
3 August 2022 News
What the 25% climate target could mean for your sector
The Irish Farmers Journal's sectoral specialists take a look at what the 25% carbon target could mean for the dairy, beef, sheep and tillage sectors.
3 August 2022 News
Letter regarding a recent front page picture on IFJ
"Management practices like shallow stubble cultivation to encourage growth and associated uptake of nitrogen can be beneficial" - Max Potterton, IFA grain policy executive.
3 August 2022 Letters
Cut to direct payments if 20-25% of land is not left in stubble
Up until last Friday, the rules required shallow cultivation or the sowing of a crop in all circumstances within seven days of the chopping or baling of straw post-harvest.
3 August 2022 News
Government policy will cut cattle herd – ICMSA
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has rejected claims that a reduction in the national herd won’t be needed to meet Ireland’s climate targets.
3 August 2022 News