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IFA President Joe Healy has called on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to extend the period during which slurry can be spread.

  IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described current ground conditions as challenging and deteriorating.  Met Eireann is predicting rainfall of 50mm in the west and northwest in the next 48 hours, which will exacerbate the situation.

Speaking at the Smart Farming Farm Talk & BBQ today (28th August) IFA President, Joe Healy outlined the measures that farmers are taking to address climate change. He highlighted an appetite in the sector to do more, provided leadership and support comes from Government and the EU.

Smart Farming, the resource efficiency programme run by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency has launched updated water guidance, to support farmers work in improving water quality and reducing the risk of penalties. Thomas Cooney, Smart Farming Programme Leader said, “Farmers are the custodians of the rural environment and their increasing participation in […]

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