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Editorial Opinion and Comments

All the latest opinion and comments on the Irish agricultural industry from the Farmers Journal editorial team.
Andrea Leadsom, UK minister of state at the department of energy and climate change, made some interesting comments on Brexit.
By Matt Dempsey on 27 April 2017
We are waiting to see real growth in the silage ground - it had a grazing to remove the winter growth.
By Matt Dempsey on 27 April 2017
Former Taoiseach John Bruton writes exclusively for the Irish Farmers Journal on Theresa May's decision to call a general election in the UK.
By Contributor on 20 April 2017
The beans, despite my worries about the timing of the pre-emergent spray, have emerged evenly across the field.
By Matt Dempsey on 20 April 2017
The question of banning pension drawing farmers from qualifying for direct payments is trick territory.
By Matt Dempsey on 20 April 2017
Technology panics: the lesson of history is to ignore the technology scares.
By Colm McCarthy on 19 April 2017
IFA chief economist Rowena Dwyer outlines what needs to be delivered for Irish farmers in the Brexit negotiations.
By Contributor on 13 April 2017
This week's legal query looks at what options a son has where rights to lay pipes over parents' adjoining lands were not signed over as part of the site transfer.
By Aisling Meehan on 13 April 2017
I attended a large, public meeting organised by Fine Gael in Kildare at which the Taoiseach was the main guest and speaker. Not surprisingly, the place was packed.
By Matt Dempsey on 13 April 2017
RTÉ’s series is like Marmite for farmers but it does a huge service to the agricultural industry, writes Caitríona Murphy.
By Caitríona Murphy on 11 April 2017
It’s during times like these that I envy well set-up dairy farmers for the simplicity and normal profitability of their system.
By Matt Dempsey on 13 April 2017
There will be hell to pay if things go wrong and the British public is reintroduced to the delights of the pre-1986 world of European aviation.
By Colm McCarthy on 12 April 2017
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