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Hold the line - science is catching up with policy
Jack Kennedy
Unfortunately, for the last 10 years policy has moved ahead of the science, however, Teagasc is making up ground fast, Jack Kennedy writes.
17 July 2024 Editorial
Farmers are putting real money into climate change measures
Jack Kennedy points out the real cost of climate change investments to farmers.
17 July 2024 News
Minister to address Energy and Farm Diversification Show
The event takes place Thursday 18 July at Gurteen College, Co Tipperary.
Energy and Farm Diversification Show takes place next week
If you are a farmer, landowner or rural entrepreneur looking to diversify into energy, food and agri-tourism, then this is the event for you, writes Stephen Robb.
10 July 2024 News
Minister Heydon announces €22.3m in new research grants
Total grant aid under the 2023 thematic call now stands at €46m - the largest ever funding for a Department of Agriculture research call.
9 July 2024 News
Citizens not keen on replacing Irish beef with Brazilian beef - report
Few believed there was an appetite to reduce meat consumption in Ireland, according to the report carried out by the Department of the Environment.
4 July 2024 News
CAFRE outline plan for new farmer groups
A revamp of the Business Development Group format is planned for farmers in NI
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
Catch crop rules changes not enough
Farmers are confused about grazing rules for catch crop and forage crops and don;t see the need for the complications.
3 July 2024 News
Call for forestry representation on carbon working group
The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) has called for forestry to be represented in the Department of Agriculture carbon farming working group.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Agriculture bucks NI trend in GHG emissions
Farming in NI accounts for 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions. But how is this figure calculated and is it fair?
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
New and old messages at AFBI open days
The recent open days addressing the environmental challenges facing livestock farmers in NI saw researchers deliver a mix of old and new science.
26 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Steps for NI dairy farms to cut ammonia by 43%
Open days for local farmers were held at AFBI Hillsborough last week. Peter McCann reports.
26 June 2024 Northern Ireland