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Climate change

Dairy farms have to take responsibility for their carbon emissions and using counties in the west of Ireland to take up the State's carbon emissions is not acceptable, an INHFA meeting has heard.
By Amy Forde on 20 January 2018
Four regional climate change offices to be set-up
Regional offices will be set up by the government to help cope with the impact of climate change.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 19 January 2018
Kieran Sullivan makes some bold predictions for what will be in the news over the coming 12 months.
By Kieran Sullivan on 18 January 2018
Farmers are being encouraged to apply in this next round of applications for the Agri-Evironment Climate change scheme to avail of support for environmentally friendly land management practices.
By Barry Cassidy on 18 January 2018
Never before have such major challenges as Brexit, CAP, Mercosur and climate change converged in a single year, Joe Healy told the IFA AGM.
By Contributor on 18 January 2018
Scottish Editor John Sleigh has his take on the week's big issues in farming.
By John Sleigh on 04 January 2018
Expert group says all slurry should be spread by trailing shoe or dribble bar by 2025.
By Pat O'Toole on 04 January 2018
Ireland secured more attainable greenhouse gas obligations by 2030 thanks to the recognition of the carbon stored in soils and forests.
By Thomas Hubert on 28 December 2017
Change continues to be part of farming systems but the challenge of representing farmers interests is increasing.
By Andy Doyle on 28 December 2017
EU agreement on 2030 climate targets
EU institutions have agreed the cuts in greenhouse gas emissions a range of sectors including farming must achieve by 2030 and restored flexibility from forestry and land management.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 December 2017
"The farmer is on his own with an income from thinnings that wouldn’t buy salt for his egg" – John Foley, Coolmelagh, Bunclody, Co Wexford.
By Letters to the Editor on 28 December 2017
801 farmers are to receive a share of nearly £50m through agri-environment schemes.
By John Sleigh on 21 December 2017
The effects of climate change will be felt in Ireland within our lifetime and have mixed impacts on farming, experts told a climate conference in Dublin on Tuesday.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
John Sleigh, Farmers Journal Scotland editor, and Sarah Anderson, news reporter, write.
By John Sleigh on 14 December 2017
Meteorologists need to understand better the impact of the weather on society, including farming, to include it in their forecast, this Tuesday's Future Weather conference was told.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 December 2017
I had never heard Minister Michael Creed deliver such a forceful speech, logically setting out why Ireland would not be deflected from meeting the expansion plans laid out in Food Wise.
By Matt Dempsey on 07 December 2017
Nobody is disputing that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are causing some global warming – the key question is how much and to what effect.
By Matt Dempsey on 19 December 2017
Farmer's Journal Scotland Editor, John Sleigh went to the SAC climate change meeting at Rumbletonrig in the Borders to find out about alternative bedding.
By John Sleigh on 07 December 2017
Irish agriculture needs clearer target – climate watchdog
In its first annual report, the Climate Advisory Council has called for a clearer definition of the "carbon neutrality" objective assigned to farmers by Government policy.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 December 2017
Food production 'cannot increase without reducing our carbon footprint'
The delicate balancing act between meeting growing food demand and complying with environmental requirements came into focus at this Monday's FoodWise 2025 conference in Dublin.
By Thomas Hubert on 04 December 2017
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