Climate and environment
Cities responsible for over 70% of global emissions
Barry Murphy
The European Commission sees urban farming and urban forestation as a means of reducing emissions from European cities.
Priority access and extra payments for organics in ACRES
A 30ha drystock farmer entered into the Organic Farming Scheme and ACRES can draw down in excess of €18,300 in 2023 for these two schemes alone.
10 August 2022 News
Teagasc lines up national organic trio
Teagasc has recently appointed former farm adviser Martin Bourke as its organic cropping and integrated systems specialist.
Letter regarding lump sum payment announced to go organic
"Lump sum payments for farmers to go organic" - Donie Howard, Kilcorney, Co Cork.
10 August 2022 Letters
Market will deliver for organic
Bord Bia’s Joe Burke is confident that the home and export market will handle extra meat if organic production expands.
10 August 2022 News
Payment for grassland actions to differ by up to €300/ha
Farmers should familiarise themselves with the conditions of the new schemes as payment rates differ significantly between the actions.
Biofach: Irish companies hoping to further grow the market for organic exports
Rachel Donovan caught up with the Irish organic companies who travelled to Nuremberg in Germany recently for Biofach, the world's largest organic trade fair.
10 August 2022 News
Some ACRES actions to exceed €1,000/ha
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the payment rates the Department expects to pay farmers for undertaking actions in the new ACRES.
Irish market for organic produce grew by almost 18% in 2020 - Bord Bia
An insight into the Irish organic market by Bord Bia's sheepmeat and livestock sector manager Séamus McMenamin.
4 August 2022 News
Cut in herd likely in order to reach emissions target
With the target set, farmers now have to prepare for the consequences of less livestock on farms.
3 August 2022 News
Farmer Writes: Organic certification is not for everyone
Kieran Sullivan weighs in on the higher organic payment rates announced by the Government and why he isn't quite ready to make the switch and go chemical-free.
3 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Is regenerative farming the future?
Is organic farming all it's cracked up to be, or are there better options to improve farm sustainablity? Gerald Potterton writes.
3 August 2022 Farmer Writes