All the latest opinion and comments on the Irish agricultural industry from the Farmers Journal editorial team.

Colm McCarthy: crypto collapses in spectacular fashion
Colm McCarthy
Just why fools are so readily parted from their money has puzzled students of financial markets for centuries.
30 November 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: genetic value information crucial
Given the low profitability in the system, maximum utilisation of grazed grass is going to be essential.
30 November 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: Unfair trading practices
If the beef industry is going to be investigated for unfair trading practices, there would seem to be plenty of scope.
Caution required around rush to carbon audits
While farmers should get involved in carbon benchmarking, it is also fair to continue to point out flaws in the system being used.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Minister should fear for tillage sector’s future as farmers do
It is clear that farmers outside of the tillage sector are wondering how farmers will continue to stay in tillage as payments decline.
27 November 2022 News
Fear and loathing in Athlone: scenes from the Green Party conference
Will this weekend be a key date in the evolution of Irish farming? It may just be. For the people will have spoken, through the Citizen’s Assembly on Biodiversity.
26 November 2022 Opinion
Changes are coming to the GAA - and that means your club and county too
We love playing Gaelic football, hurling, camogie, handball or rounders – every village has a Gaelic club and it is the heartbeat of the community, writes Denis Hurley.
23 November 2022 Community
Colm McCarthy: Is a congestion charge the answer?
How should the costs of the road system, including costs imposed on everyone else by road traffic, be recovered?
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: Tender soils, ground conditions deteriorate
As the cattle come in, we are looking at the worth of buying one of the slurry digestion products.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: farming talent in abundance
Nuffield Conference: Thriving pool of talent on the Irish agri scene.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
NI missing out on debate over new CAP
A new system of CAP payments in the EU comes into play from 1 January 2023.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Opinion: rural communities feel forgotten and see independent TDs as their voice
The devastation wreaked by a mini-tornado on a small community in south Wexford has exposed the sense of isolation they feel.
19 November 2022 Opinion