'Forgotten farmers' still forgotten about - Macra
Amy Forde
"These forgotten farmers can wait no longer with rising input and energy costs and many investments having been put on hold," Macra president John Keane said.
20 September 2022 News
Former minister Mary Coughlan to chair women in farming conference
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced that a national conference on women in farming will take place in the coming months.
20 July 2022 Schemes
Lump sum payments and significantly higher organic payment rates
In addition to a lump sum payment of €1,400 to €2,000, payment rates during the conversion phase range from €300/ha to €800/ha up to 70ha and from €250/ha to €600/ha in full organic status.
Agriculture’s emissions target unlikely to be agreed on this week
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan had been pushing for a decision to be made before the Dáil summer recess on 14 July.
10 July 2022 News
Government acting on commitments for biodiversity protection policies - Noonan
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Malcolm Noonan gave an overview of the Government’s progress on biodiversity action.
10 June 2022 News
Six new biodiversity officers announced for 2022
Funding of €600,000 has been allocated for 2022.
8 June 2022 News
Rules on unfair trading practices do minimum for farmers
UTP legislation is only recognised by half of farmers and doesn’t really tackle the big issue of transparency.
11 May 2022 News
Turf ban ‘not about putting your granny in prison’ – Minister Ryan
A proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf has led to a back and forth between Government leaders, with Minister Eamon Ryan now saying a common sense approach will be taken.
14 April 2022 News