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Commenting on the final report on climate change from the Citizens’ Assembly, IFA President Joe Healy has said the carbon tax proposal is a ‘no-go’, but there are other recommendations that could reduce carbon in the national economy.

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IFA National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the commitment in the new national Water Protection Plan to work with farmers and rural communities, to achieve further improvements in water quality.

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IFA National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the pragmatic decision by Transport Minister Shane Ross to limit the requirement for compulsory roadworthiness testing to tractors doing non-agricultural work, and with a maximum design speed exceeding 40km/hr.

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Smart Farming starts its 2018 work this month, identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.

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Find out the background to the Vacant Site Levy, and what IFA is doing to ensure farmers are not unfairly subject to a levy.

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