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Retirement of Professor Gerry Boyle, Director Teagasc

Agriculture
(Apr 12, 2021)

The Teagasc Authority has announced that Professor Gerry Boyle, who has led the organisation since October of 2007, will retire as Director in September. His initial seven-year contract was extended on two occasions.

 

Going electric: New Holland stakes its claim in battery-powered tractors

Agriculture
(Apr 12, 2021)

New Holland stated in a recent interview that it is pursuing all avenues of research when it comes to alternative power sources for its machinery. Its methane-powered tractors are just one area of development and others are in the pipeline.

 

National Dialogues on Ireland’s Food System

Agriculture
(Apr 12, 2021)

Enhancing the sustainability of our global food system, through improved production, processing, distribution and consumption practices and behaviours, can help address many of today’s greatest challenges and accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

More than 6,000 farmers opt out of GLAS

Agriculture
(Apr 6, 2021)

A total of 6,629 farmers opted out of the Government’s Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) this year, it has emerged.

 

Payments close to €7,000 on cards for new 10ha environmental scheme

Agriculture
(Apr 6, 2021)

An average payment rate of €4,700 over 10ha has been proposed under a new agri-environmental pilot scheme - with potential for a maximum payment of just under €7,000, it has emerged.

 

So-called REPS Pilot is a sham and nothing like original REPS - IFA

Agriculture
(Apr 6, 2021)

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the Department of Agriculture is now 'drip-feeding' out details of the much-hyped so-called ‘REPS-2’ Scheme which is a complete sham compared to the original Rural Environmental Protection Scheme (REPS).

 

Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative to share Irish agri-food expertise internationally

Agriculture
(Apr 6, 2021)

Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI) is an initiative which offers Irish Government expertise in agri-food systems to international partners to strengthen their systems for food security, sustainability, productivity, and safety, on a commercial basis.

 

Smart Farming Report for 2020 shows potential for reduction in emissions of nearly 10% - IFA

Agriculture
(Apr 6, 2021)

Farmers that participated in Smart Farming in 2020 identified average cost savings of €5,600 and average greenhouse gas emission reductions of 9 per cent.

 

Environmental conservation key focus of Agri Aware Farm Walk and Talk with Teagasc Kildalton

Agriculture
(Apr 6, 2021)

Environmental conservation is the key focus of this year’s Agri Aware Farm Walk and Talk 2021 notes and video series, in conjunction with Teagasc and Kildalton Agricultural College.

 

Farming is part of the climate solution - IFA

Agriculture
(Mar 29, 2021)

Reacting to the publication of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, IFA President Tim Cullinan said that while meeting the targets will be a challenge, farmers are ready to play their part.

 

Agriculture Ministers welcome Government approval of the Climate Action and Low Carbon (Amendment) Bill 2021

Agriculture
(Mar 29, 2021)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD and Ministers of State Senator Pippa Hackett and Martin Heydon TD have welcomed Government approval of the Climate Action and Low Carbon (Amendment) Bill 2021.

 

Nitrates Derogation Applications 2021 – closing date extended

Agriculture
(Mar 29, 2021)

The Department of Agriculture, Food, & the Marine, has announced that the closing date for 2021 Nitrates Derogation applications is now extended to 14th April 2021.

 

Teagasc launches the Environment Edge Podcast

Agriculture
(Mar 29, 2021)

A new environment podcast was launched by Teagasc and adds to its existing suite of enterprise and research podcasts.

 

How big a challenge is carbon neutrality?

Agriculture
(Mar 22, 2021)

The government has set a long-term challenge for the Irish agriculture sector to achieve carbon neutrality, while not compromising our capacity for sustainable food production.

 

 


 
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