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New four-day rule on slurry exports
Caitríona Morrissey
Minister for Agriculture McConalogue said the four-day timeframe would “allow inspection on the ground to verify slurry movements”.
28 February 2024 Viewpoints
Balancing schemes leading to further imbalance
In parts of the west and northwest of this island, if you don’t invest in land, this great natural asset, it simply leaves you behind.
28 February 2024 News
An Taisce’s livestock reduction claim is 'anti-dairying'
Speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal, president of the ICMSA Denis Drennan said An Taisce’s head of advocacy Elaine McGoff, who made the comments, 'should know better'.
Teagasc stress-testing advice at 170kg N/ha
Teagasc provides advice based on the existing rules at any given time and plans are stress-tested against any "known risks", Teagasc said.
28 February 2024 News
Further 5% reduction in chemical nitrogen ‘likely’
Teagasc’s Dr David Wall said it is his understanding the NAP will come up for public consultation soon and a further 5% reduction in chemical nitrogen application is 'likely'.
28 February 2024 News
SUAS provides blueprint for uplands management
The five-year pilot study addressed a number of complex issues associated with upland farming in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands.
28 February 2024 Management
Number of farm inspections to quadruple
There was just over 1,000 farm inspections carried out by local authorities in 2022, down from the peak of over 4,200 inspections in 2008.
21 February 2024 News
'Pretty good story to tell on Slaney' - Burgess
The 2024 malting barley conference heard some reasons for cautious optimism on water quality.
21 February 2024 News
Water quality - lessons from New Zealand
Farmers had invested in the equipment themselves and were monitoring nutrients in the water to better inform themselves of what was happening in rivers and streams running through farms.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Teagasc to restructure advisory services this year
Teagasc will review the current advisory services to create a team of advisers to focus on technical farm work only.
9 February 2024 News
Officials confirm clarification on nitrates derogation
Officials from the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc have confirmed that the process of securing a derogation at the next review will require improvements in water quality.
7 February 2024 News
Phil Hogan takes aim at Government on farmer policies
Not one to miss an opportunity, the former Trade Commissioner sent a shot across the bows at his Fine Gael colleagues, suggesting they are not doing enough for Irish farmers to deliver income sources.
2 February 2024 News