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Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Jack Kennedy
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
Reconsidering our nuclear options
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Reconsidering our nuclear options
There could easily be a mid-course correction to Ireland’s declared policy should an affordable nuclear alternative emerge, offering always-on power with very low emissions.
Home Farm: first cut silage now complete
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: first cut silage now complete
We delayed cutting to let the dock spray work fully over the three week recommended period between spraying and cutting.
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
It would be a pity if the report of the Food Vision tillage group was left to gather dust as the party political machines prepare for the looming general election.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Butter wars on US shop shelves
It is high time for the Ornua boss to sit everyone down and bring some common sense to the table.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
VAT debacle another thorn in farmers' sides
TAMS reference costings are out by a huge amount as prices are not updated. The cost of finance has increased substantially.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: US constitutional constraints
At the heart of the problem is the revered constitution itself, which was drafted in 1787 and has become politically impossible to amend.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: farmers' protests are having an effect
The world is in disarray with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) effectively sidelined as the United States of America refuses to allow it continue to function.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: annual test - clear of TB
It seems clear that wildlife - especially the uncontrolled spread of infected deer - is one of the key causes of the spread of the disease in cattle.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Bloom – a showcase for rural Ireland
Bloom really is a showcase of food from right around the country and a real eye-opener to many urban dwellers about what rural Ireland can do with hard work and dedication given half a chance.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Missed opportunity in anaerobic digestion plan
An opportunity to make our farmer-owned co-ops central to this project has again been missed when they would have been an ideal vehicle to get central farmer involvement and ownership.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Unexpected casualty of the UK's general election
There is no case for spending hundreds of millions on a stadium in Belfast which will rarely be used.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints