Supermarkets should stock more organic and local produce - CCAC
Barry Murphy
Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) Marie Donnelly says farmers need to be rewarded more for sustainable production.
2 December 2022 News
Suckler kite flying won’t wash with beef farmers
Adam Woods takes a look at the final Food Vision beef and sheep report and what it could mean for suckler farmers.
30 November 2022 News
Climate Action Plan talks 'ongoing'
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett told the Irish Farmers Journal this week that “nothing is set in stone” yet. Amy Forde and Stephen Robb report.
Nine key measures for beef sector to cut emissions in Food Vision report
The final Food Vision beef and sheep report has been sent to the Minister for Agriculture, with farm organisations reserving their positions on the report.
30 November 2022 News
Emmet Doyle fills first full-time organic post at Bord Bia
The Cork city native is currently Bord Bia’s UK meat market specialist, based in London.
29 November 2022 News
Organic farmers will continue to receive payments if they plant agroforestry
We don’t have an awful lot of agroforestry in Ireland, but it is something that would resonate a lot with organic farmers, Minister Pippa Hackett has said.
29 November 2022 Forestry
ICSA reminds existing organic farmers of need to re-apply for scheme
All Organic Farming Scheme contracts will come to an end on 31 December 2022, the ICSA says.
25 November 2022 News
Female farmers take to the small screen, the focus of a new TG4 series
A new TG4 series, Mná na Talún, will focus on the lives of four female farmers, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
23 November 2022 Living Life
Camera at the Mart: small cows making big prices at inaugural Dexter sale
Tier 1 access into ACRES has driven demand for native breeds of livestock, as was seen with the prices secured in Raphoe on Friday night last.
23 November 2022 Markets
Biodiversity report puts spotlight on derogation
Some members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment suggested that there is an opportunity for Ireland to stop looking for nitrates derogation from Brussels.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
Examining what cover crops to use to tackle different issues
Cover crops have multiple benefits from protecting soil and water quality to increasing soil organic matter and improving soil health.
23 November 2022 Soils
Organic housing: retrofitting conventional cubicle sheds
Housing will be one of the major challenges that farmers face in converting to organics, with restrictions on slatted areas and increased space per livestock unit.
23 November 2022 Buildings