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One in every 10 acres of land in Ireland is under forestry
The department of agriculture published the 2017 forest statistics report. The report is a compilation of statistics on the forest estate and the forest industry in Ireland.
By Michael Keaveny on 12 March 2018
Since the downturn in planting in Munster, foresters have called for a more evenly spread planting programme nationally which would be a better social, economic, environmental and political option.
By Donal Magner on 08 March 2018
Grass had grown at a rate of 7kg DM/ha daily in the week to Wednesday.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 01 March 2018
Pinergy set to invest in management of farm energy spend.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 February 2018
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announce that arable crop dryers are to retain their RHI payments.
By John Sleigh on 08 February 2018
Rooftop solar grants for homes this year – Naughten
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced a new scheme to support small-scale energy generation from photovoltaic (PV) panels.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 January 2018
Late-season wholecrop will provide an additional three months of fodder for dry cows on Robert and Tom Craig's dairy farm near Limavady, Co Derry.
By Kieran Mailey on 28 January 2018
Naughten commits to biogas support in heat scheme
Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten has rekindled hope that farmers and agribusinesses could benefit from the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat by injecting biomethane into the gas grid.
By Thomas Hubert on 17 January 2018
The group representing RHI-accredited boiler owners are to discuss the costs and possible outcomes from appealing last week’s High Court judgement.
By Peter McCann on 28 December 2017
In October, Killarney Macra hosted a very touristy and cultural club exchange.
By Contributor on 28 December 2017
The Government approved the much-awaited Support Scheme for Renewable Heat this week. How will it work and what benefits can farmers expect? We answer typical questions about the scheme.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 December 2017
Tenant Farming Commissioner proposes modern list of improvements for tenancies.
By John Sleigh on 07 December 2017
The much-awaited RHI support scheme received the Government's green light at this week's cabinet meeting.
By Thomas Hubert on 07 December 2017
The cheapest energy you can get is the energy you don't use. Thomas Hubert visits a dairy farmer who will save more than €1,750 each year thanks to a new vacuum pump system.
By Thomas Hubert on 07 December 2017
After years of inaction, Ireland’s renewable energy sector is about to be jolted awake by a number of regulation changes and support schemes.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 December 2017
While we wait for support to make biogas a viable business for farmers, one plant uses waste to make anaerobic digestion work. Thomas Hubert reports.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 December 2017
Inside this week's Irish Farmers Journal
Brexit: Why no deal is a good deal for farmers, Creed rules out fodder relief scheme. Plus don’t miss your FREE 32-page Christmas Food magazine.
By Farmers Journal on 06 December 2017
The limited scope to cut greenhouse gas emissions from Irish farming means the energy industry will need to make greater efforts in combating climate change, the ESB acknowledged this week.
By Thomas Hubert on 24 November 2017
A look at BHSL Hydro, an award-winning Limerick-based company that converts poultry manure to energy and fertiliser. Michael Keaveney looks at the company
By Contributor on 30 November 2017
With a growing population and increased pressure on farmland, we look at vertical farming, where instead of farming out, they farm up. Michael Keaveney examines.
By Contributor on 30 November 2017
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