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‘Carrot and stick‘ approach needed on farm emissions

‘Carrot and stick‘ approach needed on farm emissions

BASING green targets on CAP payments rather than a carbon tax is key to getting the balance between agriculture and the environment right, according to a new report. The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture report on climate change and farming recommended that environmental measures are linked to CAP payments or financial incentives rather than imposing a carbon tax on farmers. […]

Can understocked farms provide a fodder solution?

Can understocked farms provide a fodder solution?

Our best laid plans have gone awry twice so far this year. This year we put our fertiliser plans in place to increase the amount of spring grass grown on the milking platform by April 1. To achieve this target we applied extra phosphorous in early February and then increased the amount of nitrogen to 100 units spread per acre […]

‘He was loved by all who knew him‘ – Father-of-five (58) trampled to death in bull attack

‘He was loved by all who knew him‘ – Father-of-five (58) trampled to death in bull attack

A father-of-five has died after he was seriously injured by a bull on his farm. The man, named locally as 58-year-old Kieran Byrne, was killed in the freak accident in Cadamstown near Kinnitty, Co Offaly, earlier this week. It‘s understood he was trampled while tending to his bulls at the farm. He was brought to Tullamore Hospital with life-threatening injuries […]

Boost to Canada Child Benefit comes into effect

Boost to Canada Child Benefit comes into effect

If you are eligible for the Canada Child Benefit program, your monthly payment could soon be increasing. Effective Friday, the federal tax break is being indexed to inflation, which means an increase to keep up with the growing cost of living. The federal government its plan to annually boost its marquee program two years earlier than initially planned. The maximum […]

Premiers announce agreement in principle on flow of alcohol across borders

ST. ANDREWS, N.B. — Canada‘s premiers have agreed in principle to reduce barriers limiting the amount of alcohol that can move across provincial and territorial borders, but failed to produce clear timelines or details around personal limits. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said provinces are willing to increase import limits, although some want to consult with the public to determine […]

Economy shows resilience as inflation reaches 2.5 per cent and retail sales grow

Economy shows resilience as inflation reaches 2.5 per cent and retail sales grow

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy displayed its staying power in a pair of reports Friday that showed a spring boost in retail sales and inflation at its fastest annual pace in more than six years. Inflation accelerated last month to an annual clip of 2.5 per cent, up from a 2.2 per cent reading in May, said The growth was […]