The Irish Farmers Association says 22 per cent is as far as farmers can go with cutting emissions.
IFA President, Tim Cullinan, believes that a practical approach must be taken to successfully reduce emissions.
He argues that if farmers are forced to reduce emissions by any more, it will cost the sector around 4-billion euro, and 55-thousand jobs.
The Environment Minister Eamon Ryan, is insisting that the final number will land between a 22 and 30 per cent reduction.
Tim Cullinan has been outlining to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley why farmers cannot go higher than a 22 percent reduction in carbon emissions at this stage…