All the latest farming news, comments and editorial opinions from the Irish Farmers Journal

Suckler subsidy improves western grip on supports
Jack Kennedy
Will the dairy beef enterprise proliferate into the west to run alongside the suckler enterprises?
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Lime subsidy makes sense for soil fertility
Efficient nitrogen use starts with correcting soil pH.
22 March 2023 Editorial
Ray Ó Foghlú: the environmentalist who doesn't want to tell you what to do
Ray Ó Foghlú of the eco-system restoration charity, Hometree, outlines to Lorcan Roche Kelly his vision for how farmers, food production and forestry can co-exist.
Tread carefully on the rising cost of land
Maybe farmers are deciding it’s better to invest in the farm and the family where you get a return every day.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Keep fertiliser price in context
It can’t all be left to individual farmers to shoulder the full cost.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Unreasonable planning objections
Some serial objectors, not living near the planned forest, were causing logjams and delays.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Policy driving tillage out and bigger dairy in
Will the Minister for Agriculture set up a Food Vision group for tillage?
8 March 2023 Viewpoints
Sheep price support needed
Sheep trade: UK won’t want to take in any additional Irish lamb
8 March 2023 Viewpoints
Challenges ahead for young farmers
For many existing farmers intergenerational family farming is the very reason so many stay farming in rural Ireland.
8 March 2023 Viewpoints
Numbers speak volumes on cattle finishing herds
Is that the future - will factory agents struggle to get finished cattle very soon or is the exit of smaller operators already well under way?
1 March 2023 Viewpoints
Department soundbites not growing tillage
The actions around TAMS grant aid, Nitrates and CAP changes are making the ambition for growing more grain harder to reach.
1 March 2023 Viewpoints
Significant transition for Glanbia plc
The bottom line for these Tirlán farmers now is the relationship with Glanbia plc is purely a financial one.
1 March 2023 Viewpoints