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Could the Dutch derogation plan rebound on Irish farmers?
The Dealer
As the new Dutch government says it will scrap cow cull plans, how will its opposition to climate action plan targets affect the temperature in Brussels?
22 May 2024 Slurry
Separate slurry ceiling needs to be confirmed
A separate ceiling for slurry storage would go a long way towards increasing storage and improving farm developments, while all the while protecting our watercourses.
20 May 2024 News
Derogation retention needs a united front - Kelleher
The decision of the Dutch government to seek a derogation gives more confidence for the Irish campaign, according to MEP Billy Kelleher.
Positives abound but derogation decision is critical
With global demand for dairy produce stable, Irish farmers are ideally placed to take advantage, but much will depend on an EU Commission decision around the nitrates derogation.
ICOS calls on MEP candidates to prioritise ‘chronic shortage’ of young farmers
All institutions in the EU should include farmers and co-operatives in the consultation process relating to files which have a direct impact on farms, ICOS has said.
20 May 2024 News
Dutch likely to row back and seek further derogation
This comes as a coalition was formed in the Netherlands this week, with the new government saying it will seek to renew the country’s nitrates derogation.
17 May 2024 News
Lack of cash hits on-farm construction
A combination of atrocious weather, reduced cashflow and uncertainty around the nitrates derogation has stalled a major share of farm construction work.
15 May 2024 News
Building activity down by up to 50%
A combination of atrocious weather, reduced cashflow and uncertainty around the nitrates derogation is blamed for the slowdown.
15 May 2024 News
Derogation application to begin by year end
Moves will be made to notify the Commission formally, that a derogation will be sought before the end of 2024.
15 May 2024 News
Meet the candidates in the Ireland South constituency
It’s a crowded field in the South constituency, so we have put questions to the prominent farming candidates across the main farming issues. Pat O’Toole reports.
15 May 2024 News
Fine Gael farm group calls for nitrates taskforce
A report by a Fine Gael representative body has recommended the formation of the taskforce, with the aim of retaining the current 250kg and 220kg N/ha derogation limits.
15 May 2024 News
Government to begin derogation application process before end of 2024
Moves will be made to notify the European Commission formally that a derogation will be sought before the end of 2024.
10 May 2024 News