Farmers ‘performing better’ than other sectors on emissions – Varadkar
Barry Murphy
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discussed climate change targets for farmers at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday.
21 September 2022 News
Three-crop rule suspended for 2023
As part of an EU-wide effort to increase food production, the crop diversification obligation in the new CAP has been suspended for the coming 2023 season.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: drop in European grain harvest
Stark messages from the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.
Letter highlighting the importance of soil fertility
"Farming divide - beef and dairy farming" - Michael Molloy, Co Kildare
21 September 2022 Letters
Dempsey at Large: a lot to be learned from NZ position on methane
The New Zealand government's treatment of methane in relation to climate targets should serve as a model for Irish policymakers.
14 September 2022 Viewpoints
Trade-offs in EU food production
EU production under the green deal is a question of where we produce and how we produce. "We should not be naive about organics".
14 September 2022 News
Editorial: today’s energy crisis is tomorrow’s food crisis
A volatile energy market has a direct impact on food production given the influence on both the price and availability of chemical nitrogen.
7 September 2022 Viewpoints
Distillers and brewers should offer ‘fair and strong price’ to barley growers
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue shared his view on the payments made to barley growers for their grain as well as drying charges imposed by Boortmalt during the recent harvest.
7 September 2022 News
An 'amount' of farmers unaware of residential zoned land tax - IFA
The idea of the tax is to activate land which is suitably zoned and connected to, or has access to services for the provision of housing.
3 September 2022 News
Opinion: first housing, then energy, is food the next crisis?
Food is still generally affordable and widely available, despite recent food inflation. But that doesn’t mean it always will be.
3 September 2022 Opinion
Managing the world’s fertiliser to avoid prolonged food crisis
The world is now at risk of a prolonged food crisis. Anne Finnegan examines the World Bank's advice for avoiding a crisis.
30 August 2022 News
Further €30m of Brexit fund to open to meat and dairy processors
Small, medium and large agri-food processors can apply for funding of up to €5m per project.
26 August 2022 News