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Kerry Eco-Social Farming EIP launched
Barry Murphy
Farmers in Co Kerry are set to work with the local community to improve and maintain biodiversity on their farms.
24 May 2022 News
Company encourages farmers to bring back 10l drums
As part of this company's sustainability strategy, they are encouraging customers to recycle containers.
23 May 2022 Climate and environment
Planning sought for 316ac solar farm on Carlow Ploughing ground
Some of the lands used for the National Ploughing Championships in 2019 in Co Carlow are to be converted into a 316ac solar farm.
Over 7,500ac of solar farms receive funding
While welcoming the enhanced investment in solar farms by Government, the Micro-Renewable Energy Federation has warned the same investment must be applied to support farmers put solar panels on sheds.
23 May 2022 Climate and environment
RePowerEU plan marks decisive step towards biomethane sector – RGFI
The Renewable Gas Forum of Ireland has welcomed the new EU target for biomethane production of 35 billion cubic metres by 2030.
22 May 2022 News
EU to provide €37bn to ramp up biogas production
The EU is backing biomethane as one of the key measures to help stop Russian energy imports and move to green energy by the end of the decade.
20 May 2022 News
Mind the bees this biodiversity week
National Biodiversity Week takes place from 13 to 22 May 2022. Farmers can do plenty to improve biodiversity on their farms.
20 May 2022 Climate and environment
Almost 900ha of soil carbon sampling on the Footprint Farms
Soil carbon sampling is being carried out on the Footprint Farms at present. Almost 900ha will be sampled over the next few weeks.
18 May 2022 Footprint Farmers
53 farms secure €21m in renewable heat scheme
Switching to renewable fuel sources for heat is fast becoming an attractive option for many farms and significant funding is available to help farmers make the switch.
18 May 2022 News
Water quality leaving dairy exports ‘exposed’ - MEP
Improving water quality in dairying areas would benefit the green credentials of dairy exports, Colm Markey MEP has said.
18 May 2022 News
Flahavan’s – self-sufficient, sustainable and to be celebrated
Siobhan Walsh and Stephen Robb recently visited Flahavan’s Mill, where they learned of the sustainability measures implemented by the company over the years.
18 May 2022 News
Changing the equation on ruminants
Lighthouse Farms provide inspirational stories of farmers around the world finding new ways to survive and tackle new challenges. This is also true of the Irish Lighthouse Farm, writes Rogier Schulte.
18 May 2022 Climate and environment