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Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: bird flu and satellite inspections
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from on Friday, 9 March.
By Peter McCann on 09 March 2018
Satellite inspection 'difficulties and delays' to be resolved for 2018
The comments came at the charter of farmers rights monitoring committee.
By Michael Keaveny on 09 March 2018
Minister Denis Naughten has announced increased funding and the use of drones to tackle illegal dumping.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 16 February 2018
The German farm union is proposing that EU satellite information could be used to solve the issue of time-consuming farm paperwork.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 16 February 2018
The future of farm regulations and payments were the topic of debate during an IFA meeting on the next CAP.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 18 January 2018
Almost €1m spent on satellite inspections
The Department of Agriculture has spent almost €1m on farm satellite inspections this year.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 30 November 2017
A high powered delegation of Irish and Brussels officials were out inspecting farms this week.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 26 October 2017
Carlow-based firm Tanco will showcase its latest kit at Ploughing 2017.
By Alistair Chambers on 14 September 2017
Richie Hackett looks at the use of sensors to calculate the nutrition requirements of soil.
By Contributor on 23 June 2017
When tractors came on the scene in the early 1900s, they were seen as expensive and unsuitable alternatives to horse-drawn implements. 100 years on, it’s hard to imagine farming without tractors.
By Barry Cassidy on 11 June 2017
Space technology to simplify the CAP – Phil Hogan
The eye in the sky is the key to the future for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan.
By Odile Evans on 17 May 2017
Farmers must amend BPS applications where illegally burnt land has been included
The Department of Agriculture is using satellite imagery to investigate all recent incidents of illegal burning of land.
By Odile Evans on 17 May 2017
Agricultural drone market worth $32bn globally
A report by consultancy firm PwC states that drones have the potential to allow farming to become a “highly data-driven industry.”
By Peter McCann on 05 December 2016
It is not just the techies of the world who are hanging out at the 2016 Web Summit. Farming and agriculture also has its place. Laura Roddy reports from Lisbon.
By Laura Roddy on 08 November 2016
How space can help farms produce an extra 70% in output
A new technology that uses satellites and sensors will be able to generate 70% more production on farms in the next 30 years and enable you to farm down to an individual plant.
By Laura Roddy on 10 November 2016
Farmers from both sides of the border in the northwest are looking to deter sheep thieves with GPS tracking technology.
By Peter McCann on 27 October 2016
Irish farming app wins big in Madrid
Irish company, FarmFlo, whose app eliminates paperwork for farmers and farm consultants, was announced as Ireland region winners of the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition on Wednesday.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 26 October 2016
Gerald Roarty from Donegal Animal Hospital said that the level of sheep stealing in Donegal was 'at an epidemic' at present.
By Peter McCann on 17 May 2017
Almost 9,500 farmers were inspected in 2015, with 43% of those incurring a penalty.
By Odile Evans on 13 October 2016
Farmers lost nearly €5m in penalties in 2015. Figures presented to the Charter of Rights meeting last week show that 4,499 farmers received sanctions, mainly for cross compliance issues.
By Odile Evans on 13 October 2016
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