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All the latest farming news, comments and editorial opinions from Editor, Justin McCarthy
Minister Creed and Bord Bia need to use their position of influence to shape the strategy for Irish beef in the Chinese market while farmers at home need machines to cope with Irish conditions.
By Justin McCarthy on 17 May 2018
The link between poor safety practices and low margins; EID tagging too hot to handle; and low-cost loans for the dairy sector.
By Justin McCarthy on 10 May 2018
There is a clear opportunity for Minister Creed to lead from the front; struck-off marts; timber dependent on the UK market; and fighting for the CAP budget.
By Justin McCarthy on 03 May 2018
Hogan under pressure to protect CAP budget; reliance on feed from overseas is not in the long-term interest of the livestock sector; vulture funds; US dairy ambition
By Justin McCarthy on 26 April 2018
Industry-wide plan needed to make Irish beef big in China; getting the right system for dairy-to-beef; Crop Protection; and milk price supports welcome.
By Justin McCarthy on 19 April 2018
Ciarán Lenehan takes stock of the grass situation to date in 2018 in terms of production.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 13 April 2018
Eliminating VAT on contractor charges should be considered; Hogan delivers but transparency still required; data key to good beef and dairy breeding decisions.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 April 2018
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is continuing to play catch-up when it comes to getting to grips with the ongoing fodder crisis.
By Justin McCarthy on 08 April 2018
With just 180 days left to shape the EU-UK negotiations, it is time the Government's position reflected the severity of the issues at hand for Irish farmers and agri food.
By Justin McCarthy on 05 April 2018
Mills working with farmers to address feed shortage; making the case for Irish farming in Brussels and the last push to Save Our Sucklers.
By Justin McCarthy on 29 March 2018
The lack of an exclusivity agreement with Ornua allows members to have their bread buttered on both sides – sitting around the board table as both a competitor and a shareholder.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 March 2018
Minister Creed is embarking on one of the most important visits carried out by any of his colleagues this week with Irish exports to the UK the top priority.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 March 2018
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