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Notices to destroy ragwort down 74% in 2021
Rachel Donovan
Between the years 2017 and 2021, there was a total of 58 notices issued to farmers to get rid ragwort on their farms.
12 June 2022 News
€7.5m in BEAM payments still to be clawed back
More than €10.8m in BEAM repayments has been recouped from farmers to-date, with 6,990 farmer accounts described as “fully cleared”.
£2m support package for NI pigs
The application process for the scheme is done via DAERA online services.
Glanbia's peak milk changes 'too late' for farmers
Last week, Glanbia announced that it would not penalise any farmer that exceeds their peak milk allocation.
11 May 2022 News
Over half of total county council farm inspections carried out in Cork
Analysis of the figures behind local authorities’ farm inspections completed in 2020 and 2021 has shown varied levels of farm inspections between counties.
11 May 2022 News
Laois farmer fined €6,000 and convicted for wildlife crime
A National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) officer told the court that by removing the vegetation and mature trees, the farmer had increased the size of his areas farmed to claim additional subsidy
11 May 2022 News
Glanbia scraps peak milk restrictions for 2022
Glanbia Ireland announced on Wednesday that it is dropping all restrictions and penalties on milk supplied in 2022.
4 May 2022 News
Beef quotes jump again as beef demand heats up
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including this week’s factory quotes.
3 May 2022 Markets
169 farmers scorched with payment cuts to burned land in 2021
Farmers face deductions and penalties even when it can be proved that a fire had been started accidentally or that a wildfire had a non-agricultural ignition source.
30 March 2022 News
OFT is small step, not a giant leap for farmers
Farmers are not getting an Ombudsman to adjudicate on the factory farmer supply chain and the alternative has to prove its worth.
30 March 2022 News
Wildfires in four counties over a week as ‘unknown’ area left burned
Fire crews travelled across county boundaries in some instances to quench wildfire blazes over the past week. Farmers have yet to assess the damage to their lands and the hit to their payments.
25 March 2022 News
Cabinet gives green light for food ombudsman
The new office will become the State’s designated authority for enforcing the rules on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural sector.
22 March 2022 News