Editorial: plenty on the mind as farmers look to the future
Justin McCarthy
Farmers have seen through reassurances from Government that emission reduction measures will be voluntary.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Need for a forestry development agency
Forestry report a wakeup call for forestry and agriculture in Ireland.
21 September 2022 Amii
Gender-specific policy decisions? Good, bad or insulting?
Views differ on higher rates of grant aid and funding for female only discussion groups but the challenge remains - to always try to make things better.
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: Deciding to not only survive but to thrive
Last week’s ASA conference addressed the many challenges facing Irish Agriculture but it was not the scientists that put a word on it, it was the man with the spinal cord injury.
14 September 2022 Amii
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
Editorial: Government’s vision for anaerobic digestion lacks credibility
This pace of development would require a level of buy-in from farmers, industry and the community not seen since the development of the co-operative movement in the early 1900s.
7 September 2022 Viewpoints
Students, congrats! But curb that enthusiasm till you get a house
When it comes to college accommodation, for once, both young and old will agree - it was definitely better “in my day”.
7 September 2022 Amii
Farmers up for climate challenge but Minister must come forward with a plan
It is encouraging to see the science around some of the relatively recent technologies proving to be robust and farmer confidence in these technologies growing.
31 August 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: Asian trade mission crucial as Brexit exposure increases
It is disappointing to note that beef exports to the Asian market for the first six months of 2022 are at their lowest point since 2018.
31 August 2022 Viewpoints
Reflecting on the passage of time and the people you meet along the way
Although linear, each person’s perception of the passage of time is different. The last three years of COVID for some may have passed too quickly, others way too slowly. Writes Amii McKeever
31 August 2022 Features