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Grass covers wilt as the southeast sizzles
Declan O'Brien
Grass growth in Wexford has collapsed to 33kg/ha/day, but the levels recorded in Mayo have held at 66kg/ha/day.
10 August 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Sensational Joseph hits 1000 winners in just six years
The Kilkenny based trainer has reached a big landmark in a very short space of time.
10 August 2022 News
Giving a dig out to the barn owl – the farmer's friend
The barn owl is now on the red list of endangered native bird species, with the number of breeding pairs thought to be in the region of 1,200 to 1,500.
Mandatory crop rotation will force land out of tillage, grain growers say
Although Irish tillage farmers will be exempt from the requirement for full annual crop rotation under the redrafted CAP plan, the IGG said the updated programme remains a concern.
10 August 2022 News
Dairygold supplier takes issue with co-op’s fixed-milk-price move
Coachford farmer John O’Sullivan claimed that Dairygold’s decision to amend the FMP agreements set a dangerous precedent and raised “profound” questions for the society.
10 August 2022 News
INHFA criticises absence of dedicated designation payment in ACRES
While farmers with designated land will get priority access to the agri-environment scheme, the INHFA said the fact that there was no direct payment for high-nature-value ground was worrying.
7 August 2022 News
The Big Interview: No fairness in farming's emissions calculations - Drennan
The ICMSA deputy president says farmers are effectively precluded from offsetting carbon emissions.
3 August 2022 News
Crop rotation clarification for new CAP plan
Changes included in the redrafted CAP Strategic Plan mean that the feared requirement for full annual crop rotation have been largely diluted.
3 August 2022 News
IFA and Macra clash on National Reserve funding as applications double
A linear reduction of approximately 0.6% to all payment entitlements in 2022 will be imposed by the Department of Agriculture to meet the increased National Reserve demand.
3 August 2022 News
IFA takes aim at entitlement cut to fund 2022 national reserve
A linear reduction of approximately 0.6% on payment entitlements has been imposed to fund increased applications to the national reserve.
2 August 2022 News
Compensation package required for forestry appeals
The IFA said major changes to the state’s forestry programme will be required to convince farmers to plant ground.
31 July 2022 Forestry
Farmers lead on road to EEC membership
The farming and agribusiness community were a major force in advocating for EEC membership long before there was political support, writes Declan O’Brien.
31 July 2022 EU