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ICSA lobbies for beef data and genomics programme changes

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Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) representatives have met with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to lobby for greater flexibility in the new Beef Data and Genomics Programme and to insist on the removal of potentially severe penalties for aspects of the requirements which are outside of farmers' control.

IFA calls for bioenergy plan

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The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) is calling on the Government to introduce a bioenergy and renewables plan, and provide full recognition of the carbon sinks in forestry and grasslands, to support Ireland to achieve its greenhouse gas emission reduction obligations.