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ACRES slammed as confusing by farm organisations
Barry Murphy
Farm organisations told the Oireachtas agriculture committee that ACRES needs additional spaces and funding, that the scheme is proving confusing for farmers and that new entrants have been locked out.
8 November 2022 News
Europe cuts funding for Irish TB eradication
The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee has highlighted that bovine TB incidence rates rose in Ireland at a time when spending on eradication also increased.
8 November 2022 News
Public accounts committee ‘concerned’ over ACRES funding
Concerns have been raised over whether funding for ACRES has come from Ireland's carbon taxes or the CAP.
Farmers can grow moss and graze buffalo on rewet land – EU
The European Union has proposed that on rewet farmed peatlands, farmers could find opportunity in “blueberry and cranberry cultivation”.
20 October 2022 News
Funding needed to ensure all farm placements equal – Macra
Farm organisations are reported to have lobbied a large number of politicians between the months of May and August.
19 October 2022 News
Department considers legal opinion on vet medicines
There is precedent for Minister of Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to amend legislation to allow the prescribing of anti-parasitic drugs in co-ops and licensed merchants, says Ray Doyle of ICOS.
12 October 2022 News
Oireachtas ag committee pushes to give food ombudsman sharper teeth
The joint Oireachtas committee on agriculture is seeking a number of amendments to Minister McConalogue’s bill that is to set up the food ombudsman’s office.
10 October 2022 News
TAMS review to reflect increased concrete costs as TDs slam levy
Rural TDs criticised the 10% mica levy on concrete announced as part of Budget 2023. However, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue suggested the costs for farmers could be covered by TAMS.
5 October 2022 News
Govt has 'double standards' on data centres and dairy - ICMSA
The dairy farmer group issued a warning to Government TDs on their prospects of re-election after pursuing "anti-farming" policies.
25 August 2022 News
Farm renewables won’t contribute to 25% emissions target
Officials at the Department of Environment and Climate say that emissions reductions delivered through farm renewables won’t count in agriculture’s 25% target for 2030.
28 July 2022 News
Rural TDs call for further details on ‘sell-out’ 25% emissions target
The Irish Farmers Journal has spoken with TDs from rural constituencies to get their view of the Government’s agreed 25% emissions reduction target.
28 July 2022 News
Watch: TDs hear expert views on methane and emissions accounting
TDs and senators heard from experts on accounting for greenhouse gas emissions and the changes that could inform reporting on methane coming from farms.
25 July 2022 News