Climate and environment

Take the positive tillage vibes from Government
Siobhán Walsh
Tillage farming is now being recognised as a low emissions sector and the sector should embrace this recognition.
24 September 2022 Climate and environment
Door open for farmer input at biodiversity citizens’ assembly
Farm organisations will be able to outline the role of farmers in biodiversity protection at the assembly’s October meeting.
23 September 2022 News
Young farmer interest in solar PV ‘off the charts’ at Ploughing
Young farmers showed strong interest in investing in roof-top solar PV at the Ploughing this year, as one provider says the Government needs to make the investment more streamlined.
EasyFix Slurry Technology cutting methane emissions by 50%
The technology also results in a reduced carbon footprint and savings on artificial fertilisers.
23 September 2022 Climate and environment
Sinn Féin would not cut national herd to reduce emissions
Sinn Féin commented that it would be unfair to place the burden of emissions reductions on individual farmers or even on specific sectors within the industry.
22 September 2022 News
Farmers ‘performing better’ than other sectors on emissions – Varadkar
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discussed climate change targets for farmers at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday.
22 September 2022 News
Check your soil health with the underpants test
The underpants soil test is a simple way of examining the health of your soil. It’s a good idea to try it on a few parts of the farm.
21 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
New cap on biomass use for energy production
The European Parliament voted on a raft of new measures under the new renewable energy directive.
21 September 2022 News
Stephen Robb appointed renewables editor at the Irish Farmers Journal
Stephen Robb will focus on emerging opportunities for farmers in renewable energy as well as developments in the ag-tech industry.
21 September 2022 News
Reducing LULUCF Emissions must provide an economic return to farmers
Any emissions reduction target for the LULUCF sector will place a significant ask on farmers, writes Anne Finnegan.
21 September 2022 Climate and environment
Ploughing 2022: big questions for Government about renewables
There was plenty of talk about opportunities in renewable energy generation at day one of the National Ploughing Championships.
21 September 2022 News
First set of guidelines for carbon capture in cattle farming in place by Arla
The task has been to develop guidelines to be used across all cattle farming systems globally.
20 September 2022 Climate and environment