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Up to €1,200/ac to lease farmland to solar developers
Noel Bardon
Sites of around 150ac to 200ac in scale could be made up by a number of neighbouring farmers renting land to solar developers, Teagasc's energy specialist told a recent farm walk.
5 July 2023 News
Horticulture challenges: Mother Nature, input costs and labour shortages
Horticulture farmers share their views on labour, input costs and changing weather patterns as the main challenges facing the sector.
5 July 2023 Footprint Farmers
Embracing sustainability on Footprint Farms
By adopting sustainable social, economic and environmental practices now, we not only pave the way for a brighter future but can also reap immediate benefits, writes Emma Hart PhD, conservation ecologist.
New charter to tackle retailer price pressure on horticulture growers
Irish growers are particularly punished by the pricing system compared with their European counterparts, a new Government strategy has outlined.
3 June 2023 News
Busy as a bee on Tykillen Farm
Tykillen Farm in Crossabeg, Co Wexford, is gearing up for a busy bee season.
12 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
Department anaerobic digestion strategy in the works
Grass will be the primary feedstock of anaerobic digesters planned to reduce carbon emissions.
2 March 2023 News
€2.4m investment in 70 new walking trails welcomed by IFA
The IFA's National Hill Farming Committee has welcomed proposed plans for 70 new walking trails, as part of the Embracing Ireland’s Outdoor scheme.
26 February 2023 News
Dingle farmers celebrating sustainability
West Kerry farmers gathered to mark the end of a year-long sustainability project ‘Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe – A Creative Imagining’.
20 January 2023 Diversification
New farm renewable electricity scheme set for 2023
A new scheme to encourage farmers to develop renewable electricity projects is set to be launched later in 2023.
11 January 2023 News