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Smart Farming will begin its 2019 work activities at its spring seminar, by focusing on ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment. The details of the Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved seminar are as follows: Date: Tuesday, 30th April Time: 1.45pm Venue: Portlaoise, Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Heritage Hotel)# Launching the […]

IFA has said that the publication of research by Teagasc and NUI Galway highlights the need to review the current approach to developing greenways. National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said, “Recreational routes, such as greenways and blueways, have an important role to play in promoting agri-tourism and economic activity in rural areas. However, they will […]

IFA President Joe Healy said there was mounting farmer anger that Environment Minister Richard Bruton would support a call for teenagers to consume less meat and dairy products.   “This is not consistent with the dietary advice from the Department of Health. It is clear that many parents already find it challenging to ensure that […]

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the voluntary review being undertaken by the Government as an important opportunity to build on the sustainable development of the agri-food sector. Thomas Cooney said, “Teagasc’s recently published sustainability report highlights the environmentally efficient development of the sector, with better fertiliser and grassland management leading to reduced greenhouse […]

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