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Minister refuses to commit on climate cuts assessment
Amy Forde
There is “an absolute imperative for all of us to work to meet that 51% reduction economy wide,” Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
NI news round-up: ARCZero walk, YFCU rebound and biomethane
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
10 August 2022 News
Schemes for farm roof-top solar and anaerobic digestion needed – IFA
The IFA highlighted that sectors in Minister Eamon Ryan’s department see emissions benefit from farm roof-top solar and anaerobic digestion and that therefore, it should provide funding.
Land use the 'sleeping giant' of carbon targets - IFA
The IFA held an online briefing session on sectoral emissions ceilings on Wednesday 3 August - Rachel Donovan has the details.
4 August 2022 News
Farm renewables won’t contribute to 25% emissions cut
Officials at the Department of Environment and Climate say that emissions reductions delivered through farm renewables won’t count in agriculture’s 25% reduction for 2030.
It's time for ‘serious investment’ in anaerobic digestion - MEP
MEP Billy Kelleher has said that more than a pilot project is needed to develop anaerobic digestion, as it is a tried and tested technology.
2 August 2022 News
Choices for farmers will mean less livestock
Farmers won't be forced to cut livestock numbers, but they will be forced to achieve a 25% cut in emissions.
31 July 2022 News
Farm renewables won’t contribute to 25% emissions target
Officials at the Department of Environment and Climate say that emissions reductions delivered through farm renewables won’t count in agriculture’s 25% target for 2030.
28 July 2022 News
Emissions reduction measures to be voluntary for farmers
Farmers will not face compulsory emissions reduction measures, recent commentary from Government ministers has suggested.
28 July 2022 News
Staying ahead of the regulation curve in the Netherlands
Noel Bardon speaks a Dutch poultry farmer on pushing environmental and animal welfare standards up to maximise farm margins.
27 July 2022 Poultry
Farmers helping other sectors to reduce their emissions - IFA
The IFA has highlighted that environmental work carried out by farmers is actually contributing to emissions reductions for other economic sectors.
Emissions cuts 'an opportunity for farmers to save their industry’ – Green TD
A move away from intensive meat farming is what Green Party TD Ossian Smyth is suggesting.
22 July 2022 News