All the latest farming news, comments and editorial opinions from the Irish Farmers Journal

Signing up to Brussels for another year
Jack Kennedy
The stark differences between countries is one of the reasons the Commissioners push back some of the power to member states in terms of policy implementation.
31 May 2023 Viewpoints
Warm weather brings challenges
This year, farmers are worried when there is no sign of the contractor because silage is drying up too much and turning into hay very quickly.
31 May 2023 Viewpoints
Genotyping: industry involvement shared
The move will increase the accuracy of the various indices the ICBF generates.
Lessons from Newford farm open day
The challenge for Newford is that in 2022 costs went in the wrong direction. This happened on all farms.
24 May 2023 Viewpoints
Rewetting plans revisited
The impact of the Nature Restoration law is just too big to ignore.
24 May 2023 Viewpoints
Milk pricing review 2022
We have moved to bringing more analysis on the financial reporting of the dairy co-ops.
24 May 2023 Viewpoints
Tirlán – big moves with more to come
The best time to test a co-op structure is when the milk price pressure is on – that wasn’t 2022.
10 May 2023 Viewpoints
Tillage decline for Irish farmers
Pressures from outside of tillage on livestock farmers is making land leasing more competitive and driving up the cost.
10 May 2023 Viewpoints
Balmoral buzzing this week
It was also striking to see so many cars from south of the border in the car park, reflecting just how accessible this superb venue is to visitors from across the island of Ireland.
10 May 2023 Viewpoints
Construction cost comparisons
Farm building work will be limited unless absolutely essential.
10 May 2023 Viewpoints
Matching green ambition with practical reality
No more than any other business, those farmers that have the financial and technical knowledge to sustain and grow a business will survive and thrive.
3 May 2023 Viewpoints
Competition in solar market
The new solar tariff guarantees a premium of 10 c/kWh exported on top of the 24 c/kWh export rate.
3 May 2023 Viewpoints