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Opinion: we need a sectoral target as soon as possible
Pat O'Toole
Fear and anxiety is growing among farmers as the debate around the carbon sectoral targets becomes more polarised. We need to move from talking about a target to working towards it.
20 July 2022 News
On the ground: what are the Dutch farmer concerns?
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke with farmers protesting at Barneveld to understand their concerns with the government’s nitrogen proposals.
20 July 2022 News
Grassroots-organised Dutch farmer protests continue
Despite the absence of any large, centrally organised demonstrations over the past week, farmers are still finding ways to have their voices heard.
Dutch dairy farmers ‘shocked’ at how far nitrogen reduction plans go
Those farming on peat soils are particularly worried about what the changes will mean to the way they farm, a dairy farmer has said, as they face tougher water quality and climate rules.
16 July 2022 News
Watch: Traffic tailback for miles at Dutch farmer protests
The Irish Farmers Journal travelled to the Netherlands to speak with the farmers protesting the proposed government buyout of farms.
15 July 2022 News
Farmer revolt sweeps across EU
The protests come as a European Commission report predicts that cereal, milk and beef production will be down in 2022 compared to last year.
13 July 2022 News
Editorial: climate targets could see courts determine future ag policy
Allowing a legally binding target to be set for the agricultural sector that can only be achieved by dramatically reducing both farm productivity and profitability would be reckless.
13 July 2022 Viewpoints
Food production crashes in 2022
The EU has just published a report suggesting food production will be back in 2022 despite record prices for milk, beef, cereals and lamb.
13 July 2022 Global trade
Dutch farmer protests intensify as Government stands firm
Dutch Government proposals of talks on its nitrogen targets have so far failed to stall ongoing protests by farmers in the country.
13 July 2022 News
Balance essential in emissions reduction talks - ICSA
The ICSA has claimed that an agricultural emissions reduction target on the higher-end of the scale would be “akin to pressing the self-destruct button” for the sector.
Dutch teenage farmer shot at while protesting
Farmers in the Netherlands described how a teenager participating in a tractor blockade was shot at and say they don’t believe a mediator appointed by the Dutch Government will be neutral.
9 July 2022 News
Dutch farmers warn they will be 'blown away' by new nitrogen rules
Farmers in the Netherlands say they have public support and will not stop protesting until their Government scraps plans to buy out some farmers in a bid to meet climate targets.
6 July 2022 News