All the latest opinion and comments on the Irish agricultural industry from the Farmers Journal editorial team.

Take the positive tillage vibes from Government
Siobhán Walsh
Tillage farming is now being recognised as a low emissions sector and the sector should embrace this recognition.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Energy security: findings from the CEPA report
The status of Ireland as a non-nuclear, anti-fracking, citadel of virtue is an affectation.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: drop in European grain harvest
Stark messages from the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.
DAERA serves up more fines than before
With farm penalties applied by DAERA near doubling in 2021 it points to rules being more strictly enforced
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Home Farm: high silage intakes
On the tillage side, we are consciously slightly delaying the sowing of the winter barley
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
John Bruton: farm organisations should be ready for future taxation arguments
Farmer representatives should go through the Commission on Taxation report with a fine comb to be ready for the arguments of the future, writes John Bruton.
21 September 2022 Opinion
Squeeze coming on Irish beef in Britain
There is also the Brexit effect which is imminent as the UK government proceeds with the parliamentary approval of the trade deals agreed with Australia and New Zealand.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Opinion: we need to raise the bar to keep agricultural relief intact
Agricultural relief is entirely necessary to prevent crippling young farmers with massive tax bills, but the Commission on Taxation and Welfare has concerns, and so do I.
17 September 2022 Opinion
Farmers can’t absorb all costs of others
The spike in input costs on farms have left margins non-existent in many sectors.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Colm McCarthy: intense Europhobia the marker of Tory policy
The best explanation is that pragmatism has been abandoned in favour of denialism.
14 September 2022 Opinion
Dairy Trends: milk supply a key driver of dairy markets
Arrival of rain across Europe boosts autumn feed supplies.
14 September 2022 Markets
Autumn challenges for the European Union
"I have no doubt that practical compromises can be reached on the implementation of the Protocol" - John Bruton.
7 September 2022 Viewpoints