Brexit and UK farming
The UK is such a large, important and close market that we will have no option but to follow developments there closely and react accordingly.
Dempsey at Large: farmers run faster to stand still
Over time we can see very clearly that over the last 110 years or so, the fall in real terms, ie after inflation is taken into account, has been continuous.
Home Farm: a first time grazing in January
The mild weather has encouraged what seems to be an epidemic of chickweed in patches in some of the fields.
We cannot count on steady economic growth
The immediate threat to spending control for 2019 is in public service pay. This is not a good time for a public service pay explosion.