ICMSA seeks farm income volatility tool in the Budget
Declan O’Brien
The dairy farmer body also called for 70% grant aid for the construction of additional slurry storage between now and 2027.
10 July 2024 Farm machinery
Combining modern tech with older kit
Gary Abbott caught up with Andrew Shorten of Vantage Ireland, resellers of FarmTRX combine yield monitors to find out more about the process involved in retrofitting a yield monitor and its benefits.
10 July 2024 Buildings
Does building a shed for finishing cattle pay?
Martin Merrick does the sums on what a finishing shed would cost for housing dairy beef animals and if asks if it makes sense to build it in the first place.
Charter has moved on, but issues remain
IFA Connacht Regional chair Brendan Golden discusses new Charter and the contribution of both the IFA and Department of Agriculture.
10 July 2024 News
Energy and Farm Diversification Show takes place next week
If you are a farmer, landowner or rural entrepreneur looking to diversify into energy, food and agri-tourism, then this is the event for you, writes Stephen Robb.
10 July 2024 News
Farm groups lay out agenda for new charter committee
Farming representatives on the Farmers' Charter are keen to see flexibility on the recouping of excess ACRES payments which went out to some farmers in the interim payment run.
4 July 2024 News
Farm building maintenance this summer
Annual maintenance is a necessity to keep farm buildings in optimal working order and prolong their lifespan.
3 July 2024 Buildings
Updated TAMS reference costs not expected until mid-2025
Minister McConlaogue does not expect updated TAMS reference costs to take effect until mid-2025.
1 July 2024 News
49% increase in planning permissions for Q1 of 2024
While planning permission approved applications have risen by 49%, the gross are per development has reduced by 51%.
26 June 2024 News
How to: Geotagging photos for TAMS payment
Martin Merrick outlines how to take and upload geotagged photos for TAMS payments, a new requirement brought out by the Department of Agriculture.
26 June 2024 Buildings
No cash payments for some schemes ‘bureaucracy gone mad’ – IFA
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue confirmed cash payments are ineligible for the National Farm Safety Measure 2023 and TAMS.
24 June 2024 News
TAMS approval rates slow, with 899 applications approved in a month
Approvals rates under TAMS III have halved over the last month, with a weekly approval rate of 225 applications being seen.
19 June 2024 Schemes