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Editorial: EU farmers the frontline defence in Putin’s food war
Justin McCarthy
The 700m people in southeast Asia, the Middle East and north Africa that are already classed as undernourished will be the real victims.
29 June 2022 Editorial
Farmers must be adequately supported in new ACRES
The new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme must be developed in a format that is farmer friendly and include the necessary research and advisory support mechanisms.
22 June 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: retailer relationship with fruit and veg growers needs investigation
Farmers are voting with their feet by simply exiting the sector – with the area planted to fruit and vegetables down 12% over the past year.
Editorial: successes in dairy should be celebrated
The co-operative model both in the context of dairy processing and route to market has proved its strength to farmers.
22 June 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial roundup: the TB of tillage and ACRES of PR but little detail
The case for declaring blackgrass as a noxious weed, little detail in ACRES and why we need to work with the British government on emissions.
22 June 2022 Viewpoints
UCD Ag Soc raises €60,000 for charity
Students in the UCD Agricultural Science Society (AgSoc) have raised €60,000 for Hooves4Hospice and Irish Community Air Ambulance.
16 June 2022 Editorial
Editorial: Government climate target must be scientifically and legally sound
Setting targets that would decimate the livelihood of farm families merely to offset the contribution of other sectors to global warming would seem to expose the Government to a legal challenge.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints
Barriers to entry for young farmers not insurmountable
Beef and tillage farmer and IFJ Junior guest editor Abbie Meagher watches cattle weights and the carbon footprint of the farm. Topics she is passionate about. Support for young farmers is another.
15 June 2022 Editorial
Get involved with IFJ Junior
Will you write for IFJ Junior? If you are up for the challenge, we want to hear from you.
15 June 2022 Editorial
No butter! Are you actually serious?
When showcasing our country to tourists, surely the best of our food should be front and centre. On a trip west, Amii McKeever came up against a lack of butter for the spuds.
15 June 2022 Features
Editorial: Teagasc figures highlight CAP exposure
Key to sustaining the dairy sector will be its ability to attract vibrant young people on to dairy farms.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints
Farmers very exposed to any EU-UK trade dispute
From a farming and food industry perspective, the protocol works as it was intended.
8 June 2022 Editorial