All the latest opinion and comments on the Irish agricultural industry from the Farmers Journal editorial team.

Counting the cost of planning objections
Colm McCarthy
Nimbyism is a transmissible virus and when it first emerged as a potent force in rural Ireland, it took the form of local opposition to wind turbines and the pylons needed for grid connections.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
High land prices limit options for farmers
High land prices mean farmers have to be productive across the area they own
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
Home Farm: Decision time on gluten free oats
We have very little wheat left to do – some headlands to be tidied up and a field where it rained a few hours before we were due to finish.
Dempsey at Large: Time to treat farmers as individuals
Carbon, climate and water quality are all new features of modern farming.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
SRG setting out on the right direction of travel
Sustainable Ruminant Genetics Ltd. was initially launched earlier in 2023
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Colm McCarthy - impact of 'green' lending targets
The bullseye on the dart board is clear enough: surely the farmers are the culprits and there must be great scope to cut farm emissions.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
IFJ Junior: Student view: protecting our environment for the next generation
Being surrounded by the Irish countryside and having the opportunity to care for animals is what Hollie Mae Power Sinnott loves about agriculture.
29 November 2023 Opinion
Opinion: Arthur sees no Camelot for dairy farmers
The IFA dairy chair cuts a frustrated figure, and wants those who have been offering hope to farmers in recent weeks to explain themselves.
26 November 2023 Opinion
Dempsey at Large: Rebalancing the scales for farmers
We will have no option, but to live within the new policy constraints on emissions put forward by Government.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Home Farm: Counting the costs
When the final tax returns were done, the cash paid over reflected the profitability of the year.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Focus can’t just be on lower carbon emissions
Lowering carbon emissions is not the only environmental issue that matters
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Let’s ban pesticides - just not the ones you’re thinking about
Dr Edward Straw from Trinity College thinks untrained pesticide users should not be allowed to use pesticides.
22 November 2023 News