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

Home Farm: examining the crops
Matt Dempsey
The difference between the two varieties of winter wheat was astonishing.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: Tony O'Reilly - an immense talent
His interest and involvement in horses and cattle at his beloved estate Castlemartin just outside Kilcullen, Co Kildare, has received less coverage.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Ireland can learn from New Zealand on carbon tax changes
With methane, there is no substitute for ruminant livestock, other than unacceptable destocking, writes Prof Gerry Boyle.
Dairy co-ops facing a period of flux
There was plently of talk at Balmoral Show around the potential implications of having different milk payment systems operating in NI
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Ireland's neutrality is financially savvy
Neutrality is seen as an expression of sovereignty and echoes the success of the 1939 decision to keep out of World War II.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Opinion: following in TJ Maher's footsteps is a daunting challenge
The first direct elections to the European Parliament saw TJ Maher dominate the Munster poll, beginning a 15-year career for the former IFA president.
18 May 2024 Opinion
Home Farm: BISS, oilseed rape, crop emergence, beef drops.
The rapid increase in grain prices internationally over the last week or so, has lifted the expectations for this year's harvest, but there is a long way to go yet.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: The co-op and the PLC were not always easy bedfellows
Jim Bergin and incoming Seán Molloy shared the platform, and both stressed the new importance of security of supply, when they were talking with customers.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Gerry Boyle: looking back at two decades of rainfall and crop yields
The relationship between yield fluctuations and weather is complex and dependent on location, soil conditions, season, crop type and temperature - Prof Gerry Boyle.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
50,000 football fans fly in for Aviva fixture
Summer arrives on cue for airports and Dublin does not have spare parking stands for a once-off influx.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Opinion: takeaways from the IFA hustings
With a dozen contenders at each of the IFA's four European election hustings, Pat O'Toole was left with plenty to ponder.
11 May 2024 Opinion
Consumers and investors aren’t buying Beyond Meat
Despite the signals from organisations such as the Olympic committee to move beyond meat, the businesses in that space are struggling.
10 May 2024 News