Climate and environment
Payment rates for ACRES revealed
Noel Bardon
The Department of Agriculture has released its proposed payment rates for those participating in ACRES.
10 August 2022 Schemes
Payment rates for ACRES revealed
Farmers who take up low emission slurry spreading (LESS) will be paid €1.20/m3 per year, while if you carry out minimum tillage, the payment rate will be €40/ha/year.
3 August 2022 Schemes
ACRES: the measures which farmers will be paid for
Darren Carty takes a look at some of the measures farmers will be required to carry out under the new ACRES. Payment rates under the scheme are expected to be published soon.
Farming can be the solution in emissions reduction
Agricultural land can store carbon in the soil, trees and hedgerows to offset emissions produced by the industry.
3 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Planning approved for 190ac solar farm in Roscommon
A large solar farm outside Athlone, Co Roscommon, is the latest to be granted planning permission following a number of other applications elsewhere across the country.
What does it mean to be a farmer?
A new book explores what it meant to be a farmer in the past and what the job could look like in the future. Peter McCann reports
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Dieback-related disease ravages Cork larch plantation
Phytophtora ramorum is a fungus-like pathogen that attacks Japanese larch and is related to the organisms that cause ash dieback and potato blight.
13 July 2022 News
Home Farm: rapid grass recovery
We hadn’t intended to take a big second cut but grass recovery has been so rapid, with a combination of rain and reasonable heat, that we have closed up some extra ground.
6 July 2022 Viewpoints
Industry drive to get carbon audits done
The initial target for carbon audits is farms in CAFRE Business Development Groups.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Commission to propose carbon credit certification by end of year
Head of unit at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action Christian Holzleitner said carbon certification will enable farmers to be rewarded for the carbon they store.
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
29 June 2022 Forestry
Grants for tree planting on NI farmland
Two grants for establishing woodland are open for applications in Northern Ireland. Peter McCann reports.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland