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From a farmer’s point of view, the key thing is that the Climate Action Plan will be based on principles set out in the Teagasc Climate Roadmap, according to the chairperson of the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, explained to AgriLand: “Every sector – be it transport or ...
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Ireland has to “drive the Mercosur deal back as far as we can”, and farmers have to pressure the Government to reject it, according to Eddie Punch, the general secretary of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). Punch was chairing a meeting of the association in Athlone last Thursday, June 13, where the issue of the €100 ...
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Claas is expected to unveil several new combine harvesters over the coming weeks or months – certainly before this year’s Agritechnica show, which will take place during November in Germany. Pictures (above and below) are already circulating on social media; these are believed to depict next-generation (high-end) Lexion models.
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Farm Business Development plc – a 24.6% shareholder of FBD Holdings plc – has received a windfall to the value of €27.38 million following the completion of a deal involving land in Germany. A subsidiary of the Irish investment holding company, Bulberry, has entered into a contract with a German property holding and development company for the disposal of a large ...
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A local area representative in Co. Leitrim has pointed to the heightened concerns of people in the county after UK-based oil and gas company Tamboran Resources applied for a drilling licence for fracking natural gas in the Fermanagh/Leitrim border region. Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Bohan and member of the ‘Love Leitrim’ group says that while ...
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Just days after Ireland launched its Climate Change Plan, the president of a farm lobby group has expressed his fury and outrage at EU leaders in relation to a deal that could “completely undermine” the targets set out in an effort to reduce climate change. The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) Pat McCormack ...
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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, June 20, with officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The meeting will examine the 2017 Appropriation Account of Vote 30: Agriculture, Food and the Marine. PAC will also examine the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, and funding for rural development, maritime and fisheries affairs, and the ...
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Land use, agriculture and forestry together will contribute approximately 40% of the reductions in emissions being planned between now and 2030, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton, said earlier this week. But farm and land diversification has become a contentious issue in recent times ...
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A Co. Longford farm will host a “hands on” safety event this evening, Wednesday, June 19, in response to the number of farm fatalities this year. Gavin White took up the positions of chairperson of the Longford branch of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in February, and since then has looked to organise an event of this type.
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SlurryKat, based in Northern Ireland, has recently expanded its ‘Panterra’ range, with the introduction of a new line-up of trailers. The Panterra range slots in below the company’s existing premium-spec trailers – the latter typically being aimed at contractors and other “intensive users”. According to SlurryKat, the new trailers follow on from the release of ...
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A man has been charged with offences relating to explosives and poisons by police following the discovery of chemicals on a farm in Wales. The 57-year-old who was arrested at an address in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, on Tuesday, June 11, was charged by police yesterday, Tuesday, June 18. Russell Wadge of Baglan Farm, Trimsaran, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates ...
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As Irish beef farmers await clarity from the European Commission on the more questionable conditionality aspects of the €100 million beef fund, here’s a full copy of the draft regulation that has been circulated to all member states. The commission has invited member states to give an opinion on the draft regulation – aimed at providing ...
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The ‘general business (climate) index’ of the agricultural machinery industry in Europe has “continued to deteriorate significantly”. That’s according to CEMA – the association that represents European (agricultural) machinery manufacturers. In a statement to its members, it said: “While [the negative index] had previously been primarily due to future expectations, current business [activity] also seems ...
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Concerns over fracking and its impact on the environment and small communities across the country have been brought to the fore this week after a local area representative in Co. Leitrim called on the public to object to a licence application in Northern Ireland. Tamboran Resources lodged an application for a
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You may not think that your pigs have leptospirosis, but screening proves that leptospirosis is present on many Irish farms. The disease is generally sub-clinical, but recent studies by veterinary practitioner Jesus Borobia, following routine blood sampling in Northern Ireland, showed that a third of the sampled sows in NI and 17% of those in the Republic of ...
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