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Organic farming: mixed farmer views on making the switch
Barry Murphy
Now that Organic Farming Scheme payments have increased, the Irish Farmers Journal asked farmers if they are considering the change
29 June 2022 Forestry
Forestry group tells Government of need for 20,000ha afforestation programme
Report claims a viable afforestation programme “would have mitigated the emissions from dairy expansion since 2010.” Donal Magner reports
15 June 2022 News
Silage harvesting hits €170/ac as diesel prices soar
The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has revised and updated its Contracting Charges Guide 2022 amid soaring diesel costs and other increasing input costs.
Fraudsters to repay €1m in payments for unfarmed land near Italian airport
Farm payments had been claimed on the land near an airport in Rome from at least 2005. However, the land was never farmed at all.
12 June 2022 News
Anti-meat campaign gets go-ahead from European Commission
The European Commission has officially agreed to register a campaign designed to pull funding and subsidies from livestock farmers.
30 May 2022 News
Citizens propose more plant-based diets and less 'mass production' on farms
The introduction of a system of penalties for farming's impact on the environment was also recommended.
13 May 2022 News
Editorial: comforting words that don’t mean much
The commitment of Government to protecting the livelihood of farmers when developing a pathway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should be measured against its policies and not words.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Colm McCarthy - CSO's annual report on fossil fuel subsidies
Only diesel for road vehicles should face the user charge to cover the road costs, which it does.
4 May 2022 Opinion
Farmers no longer feel valued, MPs told
A frank assessment of mental health within UK agriculture was presented by Jude McCann, who heads up the Farming Community Network.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Colm McCarthy: interconnection projects can no longer be neglected
Offshore wind is the political favourite (there are no offshore Dáil constituencies) but onshore is the cheaper option.
6 April 2022 Opinion
Convergence effect revealed by Department’s own calculator
The Department’s own calculator shows high recipients losing heavily, but an average farmer only gaining €4 a year.
9 March 2022 News