October N and P statements now available online
Darren Carty
The nitrogen and phosphorus statements are a valuable source of information for farmers to keep on track of the level of organic nitrogen produced.
29 November 2023 News
EU-style agri-environmental policy on horizon for US farmers
'There is a recognition' that the reshaping of the Common Agricultural Policy may influence the US Farm Bill over the coming years. Claire McCormack reports.
29 November 2023 News
Farmer views: 'positive moves in global dairy markets'
Tommy Moyles and Noel Bardon report from Dairy Day where they gauged farmer views on milk prices, markets and the derogation.
Fertiliser is 40% of direct costs on tillage farms
Fertiliser is one of the biggest spends on tillage farms, taking up 40% of direct costs and 22% of total costs.
28 November 2023 News
Opinion: Arthur sees no Camelot for dairy farmers
The IFA dairy chair cuts a frustrated figure, and wants those who have been offering hope to farmers in recent weeks to explain themselves.
26 November 2023 Opinion
Fertiliser sales show 'enormous strides' farmers are making on climate - IFA
It is hugely significant that farmers have reduced chemical fertiliser by 30% in just two years, IFA president Tim Cullinan said.
23 November 2023 Climate and environment
Fertiliser sales at a standstill
There is some talk in the sector of fertiliser supply shortages and price hikes following a spate of factory closures across Europe.
22 November 2023 News
Fertiliser sales down 18% in 2023
The Department of Agriculture has released fertiliser sales statistics for the full year of 2023.
22 November 2023 News
Climate shaming farmers the wrong approach – Taoiseach
When you try to shame people, you don’t get them onside, you get their backs up, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the ICMSA AGM. Amy Forde and Pat O'Toole report.
22 November 2023 Climate and environment
Dramatic drop in fertiliser sales
Instead of a combined 500kg (inorganic and organic), many farmers are now using 400kg/ha – a 20% drop in nutrient.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Total fertiliser sales in 2023 have fallen by 18%
This drop marks a 33% reduction in fertiliser sales since 2021.
22 November 2023 News
‘No possibility’ of amending derogation decision
The Commission has not been yet informed on the additional measures to be adopted by the Irish authorities under the Nitrates Action Programme.
15 November 2023 News