Department launches banding calculator
Aidan Brennan
The online calculator will help dairy farmers to determine what nitrogen excretion band their herd will be in from next year.
5 August 2022 News
Case studies: 2021 farmer appeals against GLAS penalties
The Agriculture Appeals Office upheld the arguments of 24 farmers who appealed against facing sanction from the Department last year.
3 August 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: farmers deserve honesty and clarity in Government's climate plan
A so-called voluntary approach that forces change through regulation and negative subsidies must not be allowed absolve Government from the need to provide adequate funding support
Farm measures to be voluntary but still no plan
The ag-climatise roadmap will be updated from "this autumn", spelling out what farmers must do to remain compliant with legally binding emissions reduction targets, the minister has said.
10 steps the Department is taking to drive stock numbers down
With legally binding emission targets now in place, how will they be achieved and where is the Department of Agriculture pointing farmers?
3 August 2022 News
Twitter slip at Department of Agriculture
Senior civil servant at Department of Agriculture politically aligns on twitter
3 August 2022 Dealer
Almost 70,000 drystock farmers apply for Fodder Support Scheme
The counties with the highest number of applications were Galway, Mayo, Cork, Roscommon, Clare and Donegal.
3 August 2022 News
Sinn Féin demands publication of updated CAP plan
Matt Carthy TD wants the updated CAP strategic plan published immediately by Minister McConalogue.
2 August 2022 News
Department confirms derogation cuts likely
The nitrates derogation, granted in March, has been amended to take into account changes to the upper limit on stocking rate, set to be introduced pending a review of water quality in 2023.
2 August 2022 News
An Bord Iascaigh Mhara's Jim O'Toole to head up Bord Bia
The vacancy open at the top seat in Bord Bia is to be filled by an Bord Iascaigh Mhara's Jim O'Toole, who had worked previously with the Bord Bia.
2 August 2022 News
7.5% organic land target should be ‘relatively easy’ - Hackett
Rachel Donovan sat down with Minister of State Pippa Hackett at Biofach in Germany this week to discuss the future of organic farming.
30 July 2022 News
Revised CAP plan sent to Brussels for approval
The updated plan takes account of the observations received from the European Commission in March.
29 July 2022 Schemes