Monthly Archives: June 2017

IT IS TIME TO RECOGNIZE THE ISSUES FACING FARMING

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 20th June 2017 So, parts of the Irish farming community have now decided to join the climate change debate. Whether you are a believer of a denier, it was, nonetheless, obvious … Continue reading

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WILL BREXIT NEED ITS SACRIFICIAL LAMBS?

In these are extraordinary political times, we should ask how British farmers will fare. To begin at the beginning, why was the election called? Was it to strengthen the hand of the British PM in Brussels? Or was the election … Continue reading

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WHERE IS BRITISH FARMING GOING AFTER BREXIT?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 2nd June 2017 Over recent weeks I have been writing policy proposals for post-Brexit Britain. It is all highly relevant to Ireland. Simply, the market links are that strong. If Irish … Continue reading

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BUILDING UPON ROCK-SOLID FOUNDATIONS

This post first appeared on line at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 8th May 2017 Apparently, every few years it is necessary to investigate how internationally competitive Irish dairy farming is. Apparently, every few years it is necessary to cherry-pick the results … Continue reading

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DEFENDING THE IRISH COW

This post first appear online on http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 3rd May 2017 Should the Irish cow be sacrificed to reduce Ireland’s GHG emissions? Or is the judgement too hasty? Yes, beef farming incomes are low and its methane emissions are … Continue reading

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