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Farm growth has come at expense of the environment

Farm growth has come at expense of the environment EU regulations for farmers haven’t prevented water quality deterioration, and further action is required, says the Environmental Protection Agency.  In its recent submission on the fourth review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme (NAP), the EPA said water quality problems are not just a concern for the more intensive farms but are relevant to...
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Greenhouse Gas & Ammonia Emissions on rise as Irish farms expand – Teagasc Report

Agriculture can generate positive or negative environmental impacts depending on the specific activities undertaken on the farm. Agriculture is the principal land use in Ireland; hence environmental sustainability in agriculture is key to achieving national level objectives. In the Teagasc National Farm Survey 2017 Sustainability Report, released today, the current set of NFS figures based envi...
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