Opinion: French farming shows Ireland has a good story to tell
Pat O'Toole
A couple of days spent in France with a group of Irish farmers were a real eye-opener, reminding me the typical Irish farm has a lot to offer.
23 June 2022 News
EU pesticide law to hit tillage yields - IFA
The IFA has accused the European Commission of mixed messaging on the production of cereals.
Minister reveals €1.5bn new REPS
ACRES is set to deliver annual payments between €7,000 and €10,500 for 50,000 farm families for five years.
Farming has ‘special case’ when it comes to emissions – Varadkar
Rural and backbench Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have warned that the emissions reduction target to be set for agriculture must be closer to the 22%.
Farming and food meets art and community at The Barna Way
At The Barna Way in Co Kerry, Lisa Fingleton and Rena Blake are creating a special sanctuary where their love of nature meets their commitment to community and art, writes Maria Moynihan.
22 June 2022 Features
Climate targets remain despite food shortages
“There is an immediate focus on what do we do with the grain that is difficult to get out of Ukraine at the moment, and what the impacts of that could be.”
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Can ACRES emerge from the long shadow REPS casts?
REPS may always be the prettier, more popular agri-environmental scheme for most farmers, but ACRES must be given it’s chance.
22 June 2022 Dealer
Commercial farmers will be disappointed by ACRES – ICMSA
"We think that the Government is making a very significant strategic error in deliberately shutting out commercial farming."
21 June 2022 News
New ACRES scheme: how to check if you're eligible
Eligibility for the new scheme revealed from Wednesday 22 June 2022.
21 June 2022 News
Upcycling: The Friesian fashionista
Wexford student Ella White took inspiration from the family farm for her award-winning costume in her school’s ‘recycle fashion show’, writes Maria Moynihan.
Just how green is my pony?
From the poles they jump to the rugs they wear, how can we make our four-legged friends more environmentally efficient? Helen Sharp has some ideas to get you started.
Is localisation and clever marketing the key to a sustainable future food model?
Janine Kennedy speaks with Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD about the future of biodiversity, agriculture and food production in Ireland
15 June 2022 Features