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Farmer convicted and ordered to pay over €5,000 for polluting river
Amy Forde
The conviction followed the breach of the Fisheries Acts for allowing silage effluent to enter a watercourse.
1 July 2022 News
Dutch government moves to ‘buy out’ farmers
Farmers in the Netherlands will be asked to sell up, relocate or change enterprises in the Dutch Government’s bid to meet its climate goals. Barry Murphy reports.
1 July 2022 News
Farm orgs slam An Taisce's challenge to nitrates derogation
In an application made to the High Court in May, An Taisce is seeking to overturn Ireland's nitrates derogation.
Nitrates rules for tillage farmers remain unclear
Tillage farmers are to follow the regulations in the new Nitrates Action Programme approved in March until there is an update on leaving some over-winter stubble for birds.
29 June 2022 News
ICMSA would have rejected proposed nitrates condition
ICMSA would have “pointed out to the minister that such a cut will, at a stroke, render a huge swathe of family dairy farms uneconomic and unviable".
29 June 2022 News
Dairy incomes to fall 20% if derogation changes
An analysis of the impact of a reduction to the upper limit in the nitrates derogations shows it could reduce profit by up to 42% on exposed farms.
22 June 2022 News
Think about water quality before controlling rushes
Rushes need to be kept under control, but it is important to keep water quality in mind when tackling this job.
Longford landowner ordered to pay over €2,600 after removing gravel from river
Inland Fisheries Ireland took the prosecution after a landowner carried out worked on the Aughnacliffe River.
New threat for derogation farmers
The nitrates derogation could be cut if water quality doesn’t improve by 2023.
15 June 2022 News
What is farm sustainability?
For something to be sustainable it has to cover all aspects of sustainability from economics to environment to social.
Agri-related projects receive almost €20,000 from water development fund
The fund supports communities and groups to deliver projects that enhance the quality of local streams, rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
13 June 2022 News
Farmer Writes: the shallow rule
This week, Gerald Potterton considers changes to cultivation rules under the Nitrates Action Programme.
8 June 2022 Farmer Writes