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Where will the derogation cuts apply?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the parts of the country where new cuts to the nitrates derogation are likely to apply.
22 July 2022 News
Farmer ordered to pay €3,500 following fish kill
Some 5,000 fish were killed after effluent from a slurry tank entered the river.
11 July 2022 News
Improper dumping of milk damaging wastewater infrastructure - Irish Water
Irish Water has experienced a significant strain on wastewater infrastructure since spring.
Farmer convicted and ordered to pay over €5,000 for polluting river
The conviction followed the breach of the Fisheries Acts for allowing silage effluent to enter a watercourse.
2 July 2022 News
Climate targets remain despite food shortages
“There is an immediate focus on what do we do with the grain that is difficult to get out of Ukraine at the moment, and what the impacts of that could be.”
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Dairy incomes to fall 20% if derogation changes
An analysis of the impact of a reduction to the upper limit in the nitrates derogations shows it could reduce profit by up to 42% on exposed farms.
22 June 2022 News
Dutch ministers say some farms will have to close down
A much-anticipated meeting of the Dutch farming ministers late last week has left Dutch farmers shell-shocked and angry.
12 June 2022 Global trade
Farm pollution hits 15-year low
Overall, farming accounted 29% of all confirmed water pollution incidents in Northern Ireland last year.
1 June 2022 News
Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
17 May 2022 News
Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA).
Sustainable farm model has no impact on red meat
The model found there should be more grassland in eastern parts of the UK, which are mainly arable-focused at present.
Deadline looms for farmer views on river basin plan
A range of measures are proposed in the plan to protect and restore water quality across the country.
29 March 2022 News