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Three-day Ploughing extravaganza returns
The Dealer
Luke Ming Flanagan's enormous tent could have housed the entire political circus at the 2022 National (and World) Ploughing Championships.
21 September 2022 News
Animal husbandry and exporting of calves ‘huge issue’ - Green Party
Grace O’Sullivan MEP said that there “are issues here in Ireland” in relation to animal welfare.
Farm measures in Climate Action Plan to be updated – Ryan
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has said agriculture is on a “solid footing” when it comes to achieving climate goals but acknowledged the challenge of changing farm practices.
Germany freezes carbon price increase
As Part of a €65bn relief package, the German coalition agreed to freeze the carbon price.
7 September 2022 News
Climate targets an enormous challenge
Now that the Government has decided that the overall greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture will have to be cut by 25%, Aidan Brennan looks at the implications for dairy farming.
3 August 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
‘Highest possible’ emissions reduction for agriculture - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesperson Matt Carthy TD said it is “pathetic” that Fine Gael are “attacking” his party on climate policy.
28 July 2022 News
Stalemate on agriculture’s emissions target continues
It had been expected that there would be an agreement ahead of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
26 July 2022 News
INHFA lambastes Ryan for 'divisive' approach on climate debate
The INHFA accused Minister Ryan and the Green Party of pitting farmers against other sections of society in an effort to drive the argument for a 30% reduction in GHG emissions from farming.
26 July 2022 News
Clarity still lacking on emissions target as cabinet meeting looms
Minister Charlie McConalogue repeated on Sunday that he is hopeful of a decision being made this week, despite being only three days out from the final meeting of cabinet before the summer break.
24 July 2022 News
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
Price premiums can be a lifeline for family farms – Greens
Higher sustainability and animal welfare standards would see agri-food goods receiving higher prices in the marketplace, Minister Hackett and Ryan have said.