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Editorial: increased risk must be shared across the supply chain
Justin McCarthy
When it comes to forward pricing, farmers need assurances that if costs move outside of an agreed band, the fixed output price will move correspondingly.
25 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: time to start the journey on carbon farming
It is time to begin the journey towards getting an accurate and verifiable measurement on the level of carbon retained and sequestered on Irish farms.
18 May 2022 Editorial
Russia turning wheat into a weapon of war
A new environmental budget should be established outside of the CAP to reward farmers for delivering environmental dividends.
Protecting our brand image
We can point to numerous examples of where brands have been damaged, in some cases fatally, where the brand image sold to the consumer did not match the reality of the production system.
18 May 2022 Editorial
UK solo run threatens Brexit deal
Unsurprisingly the EU have rejected out of hand the idea that the UK would unilaterally change a negotiated agreement.
18 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: change needed if forestry potential is to be harnessed
The forestry sector offers the potential to significantly increase income on Irish farms but we have been missing afforestation targets for years.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: comforting words that don’t mean much
The commitment of Government to protecting the livelihood of farmers when developing a pathway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should be measured against its policies and not words.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: organics look like the only future for suckling
Looking beyond the current year, the Teagasc 2027 roadmap for suckling continues to question the economic benefits of operating at high stocking levels.
4 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: EU cannot follow UK trade policy
The longer term reality is that the UK market will be progressively opening to Australia and New Zealand from later this year or early 2023.
4 May 2022 Editorial
Minister must come out of hiding on looming crisis
If the data from the Teagasc survey is reflective of decisions being taken across all suckler/beef and sheep farms, there is a real threat that we will see major market disruption in the months ahead.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Fishing sector schooling farmers
We continue to see no plan for what is widely accepted as the most exposed cohort of society – beef and suckler farmers.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Coillte plan illustrates need for broader vision
A growing number of stakeholders now believe that there is a need for a Forestry Development Agency (FDA) to address the current crisis.
27 April 2022 Editorial