THE agricultural sector has to make emissions cuts of 25% by 2030.
Radical policy changes are coming down the tracks from as early as January which will massively change how farmers, especially those involved in dairy, can operate.
In simple terms, for many in West Cork it will mean stocking less cows or acquiring more land.
The Southern Star's deputy editor Emma Connolly has been speaking to farmers and farming interest groups about the year ahead in 2023, as the new emissions targets spell uncertainty for many.
You can watch the report above, or listen on the go via our audio version.
Video by Emma Connolly. Editing by Dylan Mangan.
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