Actions speak louder than words
Jack Kennedy
There has been little real evidence of the ‘next phase of the European Green Deal’ for farmers.
27 September 2023 Management
Hopes rise for a steady September
August milk prices took a significant tumble and most co-ops dropped milk prices down 2c/l for August milk supplies.
27 September 2023 Viewpoints
Cattle trade positivity welcome
Beef markets look strong, supplies are tight and given the differential between what finished animals are making between Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Emissions debate - factoring in sequestration
Irish farmers need to make carbon sequestration part of our equation to on-farm measurement of gases.
27 September 2023 Viewpoints
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
A Ploughing special recorded live at Ratheniska on Wednesday this week as farmers and rural dwellers gathered from all corners of Ireland in Laois.
22 September 2023 News
Nitrates fall-out top of the Ploughing hit list
In the last year, farmers are implementing numerous significant practical changes that, given time, will positively impact water quality.
20 September 2023 Viewpoints
Rain doesn’t dampen renewable interest at Ploughing
Despite the rain and cloud, interest in renewables shone through at this year's Ploughing.
20 September 2023 Viewpoints
Tillage can't wait for a report
The budget is approaching fast but details of any possible exceptional aid or future scheme details are needed even faster.
20 September 2023 Viewpoints
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
With rain all over the country and rain in the forecast, it looks like Ploughing is going to be wet and mucky - what else would we have expected.
15 September 2023 News
Watch: Minister admits year-on-year water comparison not correct measure
Irish Farmers Journal editor Jack Kennedy sat down with Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to hear his side of the ongoing nitrates derogation saga.
13 September 2023 News
Political decision to reduce derogation unjustified
The advice from Teagasc clearly states that stocking rate, in itself, was not found to be a primary driver of nitrate-N concentrations in most cases.
13 September 2023 Viewpoints
Money needed instead of tillage talk
The proposed new nitrates limits will drive land rental prices further.
13 September 2023 Viewpoints