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Westmeath farm walks to focus on biodiversity and climate resistance
Niamh Murphy
The farm walks will take place on James Ham's farm in Moyvore and Kate Egan's farm in Ballymore.
20 June 2024 News
Timber prices steady, IFA survey shows
According to the IFA timber price survey, from April to June 2024 there was no major change in prices received across all timber products.
19 June 2024 News
€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
John Reardon's 8ha ash plantation is now covered with a 2m high blanket of briars.
No immediate move on forestry setback rules - McConalogue
A review of the setback rules in relation to clear-fell operations is set for stakeholder consultation in the back-end of this year.
16 June 2024 News
Government commitment to private forestry owners questioned
'Definite bias towards international funds to drive afforestation', joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food told.
14 June 2024 News
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Inequity in the ash dieback scheme was considered to be unacceptable - Simon White, chair, Limerick and Tipperary Woodland owners (LTWO).
12 June 2024 Letters
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
"As a farmer in Sligo, not a forest owner, I watch the hedges daily as all of the ash in them are in an advanced state of decay" - Liam Feeney, Co Sligo.
12 June 2024 Letters
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Gresham House has confirmed that its Irish Strategic Forestry Fund has purchased close to 13,000ac of mature and semi-mature plantations.
12 June 2024 News
Forestry licences well below targets
Early midterm forestry review needed to address the dismal afforestation returns and disappointing felling licences as presented in dashboard data, writes Donal Magner.
12 June 2024 Forestry
Over 1,700ha of forestry approved for planting
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 531ha of forestry has been planted to date this year.
9 June 2024 Forestry
IFA chair calls for ban solar panels on productive land
IFA rural development chair John Curran made the comments at a meeting of the organisation in Co Clare.
5 June 2024 News
Public should decide on farmland use, conference hears
Speaking at a land use conference supported by the Department of Agriculture, ecologist Pádraic Fogarty said others should decide how farmers land is used.
5 June 2024 News