Editorial: merits of a suckler cow scheme worth debating
Justin McCarthy
Efforts should focus on how a suckler cow reduction scheme could be designed to allow flexibility at an individual farm level
30 July 2022 Opinion
War will keep food security on the agenda
Food security has only occasionally been at the top of the political agenda in recent decades, but Tom Arnold believes that it will be slower to recede this time because of the complexity of war.
19 July 2022 News
New head of Teagasc advisory service named
Thomas Curran is an agricultural scientist who graduated from University College Dublin with a bachelor of agricultural science.
Clarification sought from Food Vision beef and sheep group on emissions target
An announcement of the exact sectoral emissions target for the agricultural sector will be needed for the Food Vision Beef and Sheep Group to formulate its recommendations, farm orgs have said.
17 June 2022 News
Food Vision beef and sheep group established
Thia Hennessy, professor of agri-food economics at Cork University business school, will chair the group.
16 June 2022 News
Minister McConalogue meets with UN leader on food security
UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director general QU Dongyu met with agriculture sector leaders and visited farms as part of his visit to Ireland this week.
3 June 2022 News
Dairy group’s interim report to be presented to Minister ‘shortly’
Minister McConalogue will be presented with the interim report shortly, with the final report due for submission to the Minister in July.
25 May 2022 News
Farm groups dissatisfied with dairy group proposals
Farm organisations have been unwelcoming of many aspects of the revised interim report of the Food Vision Dairy Group, Noel Bardon and Barry Murphy report.
18 May 2022 News
Sustainability can't be sidelined in response to Ukraine – webinar
A webinar on the topic of food security hosted by Colm Markey MEP discussed food security in the context of Ireland, Ukraine and internationally.
5 May 2022 News
Society wants stop to dairy’s impact on water quality – Tom Arnold
The dairy sector will have to improve water quality, should it wish to expand further, Arnold said.
4 May 2022 News
Department defends draft CAP plan
The European Commission was told that direct payment redistribution is a complex balancing act and that further details will be provided on the environmental aspects of the proposed schemes.
28 April 2022 News
No stone left unturned on beef access to China - Heydon
The Irish Farmers Journal sat down with Minister of State Martin Heydon, who has responsibility for new market development and farm safety.
27 April 2022 News