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New EU Nature Law ‘a worrying move’ for West

THE adoption of the Nature Restoration Law by the Council of the EU – just days after counting ended in the European ...

Extension of liming deadline to autumn welcomed

THE decision last week by Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, to extend the spreading deadline under the Natio...

Farmers advised on BISS dates for changes

FARMERS have been reminded of ‘two important opportunities’ to make corrections – without penalty – on their Basic Pa...

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TAMS 3 grants being paid out from this week

PAYMENTS of almost €1.4 million under the Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3) have started this week, the Minister for Agriculture, ...

Farmers backing for water strategy

FARMERS are already enthusiastic participants in the ‘Better Farming for Water’ campaign launched last week – but they need support, common-sense a...

Driest month since February of last year as silage season gets into full swing

MAY 2024 has been something of a ‘saving grace’ in terms of our weather across the West of Ireland being the driest month in most places since Febr...

Grass surge and factory lethargy helps maintain a lively mart trade

WITH a real surge in grass growth over recent weeks, the local marts are reporting a very strong farmer interest at the ringside and online. Pri...

Delay in ACRES cash is crippling

THOUSANDS of farmers across Galway and Mayo have received less than half of the maximum ACRES Co-operation payment for 2023 – nearly six-months int...

Good prices and weather helps to lift the mood in rural areas

A GOOD trade for livestock, a recovery in milk prices, a reduction in input costs and better weather has helped to lift the mood of farmers in rece...


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