Editorial: will 2023 return record beef prices or record losses?
Justin McCarthy
The prospects for record beef price increases in 2023 on top of what were record beef prices in 2022 do not look promising.
12 October 2022 Viewpoints
Justin McCarthy stepping down as editor
Farm families are not just the backbone of our industry but also of the Irish Farmers Journal.
12 October 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: fertiliser importers looking for support
While a solution is needed to protect farmers next spring, the difference in commitment of large business versus small family farmers to protect the food supply chain should not go unnoticed.
Long-term lease liability must be recognised in new CAP
It is difficult to understand why the minister has not acted to sort out the problem tillage farmers are facing given that he wants to promote crop production
5 October 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: more work and more cost but less money
With the Government and EU placing increased demands on farmers, they have shown that their commitment to supporting the sector financially is in decline.
5 October 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: farm budget positive but still gaps for farmers
For farming to get just €28m directly from a €1bn Brexit Adjustment Reserve fund in Budget 2023 beggars belief.
28 September 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: plenty on the mind as farmers look to the future
Farmers have seen through reassurances from Government that emission reduction measures will be voluntary.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Squeeze coming on Irish beef in Britain
There is also the Brexit effect which is imminent as the UK government proceeds with the parliamentary approval of the trade deals agreed with Australia and New Zealand.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Need for a forestry development agency
Forestry report a wakeup call for forestry and agriculture in Ireland.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: a celebration of farming when it is most needed
Perfect opportunity to showcase agriculture's importance to the rural economy and the commitment of farmers to reducing the environmental footprint of food production
14 September 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: merits of a suckler cow scheme worth debating
Efforts should focus on how a suckler cow reduction scheme could be designed to allow flexibility at an individual farm level
14 September 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: today’s energy crisis is tomorrow’s food crisis
A volatile energy market has a direct impact on food production given the influence on both the price and availability of chemical nitrogen.
7 September 2022 Viewpoints