Nitrates Derogation

EDF: Is land Irish dairy’s limiting factor?

EDF: Is land Irish dairy’s limiting factor?

The European Dairy Farmers (EDF) congress has been taking place in Co. Cork over the last number of days. This...

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Dairy farmers ‘facing herd reductions’ due to minister’s policies – ICMSA

Dairy farmers ‘facing herd reductions’ due to minister’s policies – ICMSA

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has claimed that policies pursued by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

June 30, 2022

An Taisce judicial review of NAP sparks concern for future of derogation

An Taisce judicial review of NAP sparks concern for future of derogation

Environmental group An Taisce is seeking a judicial review of the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) through the High Court. The...

June 30, 2022

Nitrates derogation: ‘Is there any more information we’re not aware of?’

Nitrates derogation: ‘Is there any more information we’re not aware of?’

Farmers need to be informed of all changes to the new nitrates derogation conditions for Ireland so they can plan...

June 23, 2022

Call for review of grassland ploughing ban on derogation farms

Call for review of grassland ploughing ban on derogation farms

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that a new nitrates derogation condition is causing “significant concern” for farmers. Under...

May 14, 2022

Nitrates Derogation 2022: Some changes made to conditions

Nitrates Derogation 2022: Some changes made to conditions

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has outlined the terms and conditions for the Nitrates Derogation for 2022,...

April 28, 2022

Nitrates derogation, organics and beef schemes close in coming days

Nitrates derogation, organics and beef schemes close in coming days

The nitrates derogation, as well as three farmer schemes, will close for applications in the coming days. The Department of...

April 21, 2022

One-week nitrates derogation extension welcomed

One-week nitrates derogation extension welcomed

A one-week extension to the application deadline for nitrates derogation has been welcomed by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The...

April 13, 2022

DAFM extends application deadline for Nitrates Derogation

DAFM extends application deadline for Nitrates Derogation

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has extended the deadline for applying for Nitrates Derogation for another...

April 12, 2022

EU Commission grants extension to Nitrates Derogation

EU Commission grants extension to Nitrates Derogation

The EU Commission has today (Thursday, March 17) granted an extension to Ireland’s Nitrates Derogation until 2025. The derogation allows...

March 17, 2022

An Taisce calls on government  not to seek nitrates derogation

An Taisce calls on government not to seek nitrates derogation

Ireland should not seek another nitrates derogation until sufficient safeguards for water quality are in place, according to An Taisce....

March 8, 2022

April deadline for 2021 fertiliser accounts from derogation farmers

April deadline for 2021 fertiliser accounts from derogation farmers

Farmers that applied for a nitrates derogation last year are being reminded that they need to prepare their 2021 fertiliser...

February 23, 2022

ICMSA has ‘serious concerns’ about report on nitrates programme

ICMSA has ‘serious concerns’ about report on nitrates programme

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that it has “legitimate and serious concerns about the intentions” published...

January 27, 2022

Nitrates declaration forms must be submitted soon

Nitrates declaration forms must be submitted soon

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is reminding farmers that nitrates declaration forms must be submitted before...

December 3, 2021

Nitrates Action Programme still draws concern about farm incomes – TD

Nitrates Action Programme still draws concern about farm incomes – TD

The Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee met this week with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue and his...

November 26, 2021

Nitrates regulation deadline  won’t be approved on time

Nitrates regulation deadline won’t be approved on time

It is understood that the nitrates action plan (NAP) – and derogation – will not be approved by Europe by...

November 19, 2021

Manure export records deadline ‘should be extended’

Manure export records deadline ‘should be extended’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that farmers in derogation need an extension on the deadline for...

October 28, 2021

Derogation farmers: Do you know your hedge-cutting commitments?

Derogation farmers: Do you know your hedge-cutting commitments?

As hedge-cutting starts up once more across the Irish countryside, farmers who avail of the Nitrates Derogation should take heed...

September 7, 2021