€60m water quality EIP over next five years
Barry Murphy
The Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP) shared its interim review with farmers on Friday.
16 September 2022 News
Nitrates derogation at risk due to water quality trends – Department
The Department of Housing’s principal adviser for water discussed Ireland’s nitrates derogation with TDs and senators.
Loss of phosphorous and sediment greatest threats to water quality – ASSAP
In fresh water, a very small amount of phosphorous (under one unit per acre) can cause eutrophication.
Cattle rescued from polluted river in Armagh
The incident occurred in the River Tall near Loughgall and required firefighters from Armagh Fire Station, as well as two specialist rescue teams.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Hedgerow week kicks off on Friday
Hedgerows are extremely important on farms as they provide habitats and shelter for animals as well as taking in carbon from the atmosphere.
Challenges and opportunities for sustainability on Irish farms
David Wall and Karl Richards talk through some of the main methods of meeting farm sustainability requirements.
Water abstraction rules tightening for some farmers
Those drawing more than 2m litres a day from watercourses will need a licence to do so after new rules governing water management are passed.
Derry farmer fined for water pollution offence resulting in fish kill
An inspector observed an active discharge of slurry from Mr Palmer’s land into the waterway.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Glanbia tells farmers to declare sustainability actions to secure 2023 payment
Milk suppliers are asked to visit the ‘my account’ section on Glanbia Connect and declare their sustainability actions.
24 August 2022 News
Carbery to pay 1c/l bonus for sustainabilty measures in 2023
Carbery Group will provide milk bonuses aimed at supporting its dairy farmers to reduce emissions and improve water quality.
11 August 2022 News
Clarity on new nitrates tillage rules
The Department provided some clarification on new nitrates rules for tillage this week when Ted Massey spoke on the Tillage Podcast.
10 August 2022 News
Farmer Writes: grass only growing in fits and starts
The milk that we produce can’t be produced at a lower carbon footprint anywhere else in the world, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
10 August 2022 Farmer Writes