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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.
Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent and tillage farmer Pat O’Toole offers insight into the forthcoming tillage crisis fund.
By Pat O'Toole on 16 June 2017
We should not go back to feeding ruminants meat and bone meal but science has given us a lot of options – we must use them.
By Matt Dempsey on 22 June 2017
The question of where the Government and its regulatory system should step in is not an easy answer.
By Matt Dempsey on 15 June 2017
There is really very little we can do about it except keep busy at other things during a very frustrating time.
By Matt Dempsey on 15 June 2017
Former Taoiseach John Bruton writes exclusively for the Irish Farmers Journal on the impact of the UK general election on Ireland and Irish agriculture.
By Contributor on 15 June 2017
If you thought that British politics was in a difficult corner before this needless election, things have just got much more complicated.
By Colm McCarthy on 14 June 2017
Phelim O’Neill reports from Brussels on the story behind Ireland’s EU emissions targets and how we are starting the journey from the wrong place.
By Phelim O'Neill on 20 June 2017
Sun is the greatest help to high yields in winter barley and, at this stage, it's badly needed.
By Matt Dempsey on 08 June 2017
Agriculturally, the Irish government has not developed a fully coherent policy.
By Matt Dempsey on 08 June 2017
If I was at a different stage in life, it would be difficult to ignore the outlook for increased profitability.
By Matt Dempsey on 01 June 2017
We are seeing the added value in food sticking with the manufacturers and supermarkets rather than trickling down to farmers.
By Matt Dempsey on 01 June 2017
Even if the recent sterling weakness could be expected to reverse, and there is no guarantee that it will, the problem of volatility is likely to remain.
By Colm McCarthy on 31 May 2017
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