Confusion reigns on which farms will face derogation cut
Noel Bardon
Minister McConalogue aims to bring clarity to farmers facing derogation cuts by the end of the month.
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Previous comments from the Minister suggested that farmers would know by the end of September 2023 if a cow reduction scheme was to open in 2024.
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Return to 250kg N/ha could be sought for 2026 if water quality improves
The Minister for Agriculture pointed to negotiations ahead of 2026's derogation as potentially openeing the door to a return to 250kg N/ha for some areas with improving water quality.
15 September 2023 News
Watch: areas not included in derogation red map to stay at 250kg N/ha
Minister McConalogue was pushed to bring clarity to farmers in derogation by TDs and Senators on the Oireachtas committee for agriculture on Friday.
15 September 2023 News
Minister accused of leaving TDs and senators in dark on nitrates review
An update is expected on the status of derogation stocking rate review only after Ireland’s nitrates submission goes to Brussels.
23 August 2023 News
Low-cost actions for derogation farms other than 220kg drop, IFA maintains
The clock is ticking for farm organisations to come forward with their proposals on what measures could pose alternatives to stocking rate drops for derogation farms.
26 July 2023 News
EPA stands over nitrates derogation map
The EPA was before TDs and senators on Wednesday in the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture about the maps it has drawn up for the nitrates review.
19 July 2023 News
Water quality findings within EPA's nitrates report 'no surprise'
Ireland's water quality and the expected cut to the nitrates derogation were debated at the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on Wednesday.
6 July 2023 News
Farmers are not 'stupid' - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin TDs Réada Cronin and Patricia Ryan insisted their party is the party for farmers and rural Ireland.
21 June 2023 News
Coillte accused of locking farmers out of plantations
“We have no faith and no trust in Coillte. They have failed us in every toss and turn up until this time,” one grower told the committee.
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