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IFA Smart Farming Programme Leader Thomas Cooney has congratulated Trevor Boland from Dromard, Sligo, who was the winner of the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.

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Smart Farming, the IFA led cost savings programme, will work with more than 1,000 farmers across 50 discussion groups, purchasing groups and IFA branches in 2017. Farmers who take part in Smart Farming save an average of €5,000 per year, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their farms by 7 to 10%.

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the EU Climate Commissioner Miguel Aria Caňete to hold firm on earlier Heads of Government’s decisions, and ensure that Ireland’s carbon efficient model of food production is not jeopardised in current climate talks. These talks will endeavour to agree binding targets for each Member State, to be delivered by 2030.

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You could save up to €23 per acre on fertiliser by soil testing on land with high P and K levels, stocked at 2 dairy cows/ha.
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