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The current labour problems have not come out of nowhere. If the dairy sector had been properly evaluated say five years before quotas were removed, they could have been factored in.
‘Apparently, in our rush to switch to biofuels from fossil fuels, we seem to have failed to work out where the pathway leads.’ - Stuart Meikle.
"My expectation is that as society becomes more aware of our food systems, and we will, that Ireland’s laurel-sitting position will become distinctly uncomfortable." - Stuart Meikle.
At what stage does Irish ‘grass-fed’ lose its credentials? Are ‘grass-fed’ farming systems always all that they are claimed to be? – Read Stuart’s latest column here,
'If there is a universal panacea for our food systems, it lies within the way we now go about restoring the health and productivity of our soils.' - Check out Stuart's piece here.
'A changed-down-the-line CAP must then be about payments to support the transition. It must be about grant-aiding change and not underpinning a new set of farming and food systems with direct payments.'
‘It is difficult enough to make farming pay and irrelevant debt will not help.There is, however, something wrong when it [credit] is deemed necessary within a farming system based in a developed economy.’
‘The Government and farming organisations should already be working to facilitate such forage partnerships. Many farmers are only thinking about where the next bale is coming from’. -Stuart is back.
“It is time for a new strategic approach to farming and food as what we now have has passed its use-by date.” - Check out Stuart’s latest piece here!
'What I find bewildering is that there were not more people vocally questioning the dairy sectors expansion strategy.The tragedy is that the Irish industry has now heavily invested in commodity markets for which its farming base'- Stuart is back!
‘As a farming industry, we must ask ourselves if such weather was a freak occurrence or is it a sign of things to come’. Stuart Meikle is back with his regular column again this week.
'We must think ‘from farm to fork to farmer’; it is the key to the future viability of ‘family farming’ where ever it is found.' Read Stuart's most recent piece here.
Stuart is back and this week he is discussing how research can strength our campaigning voices, with a particular focus on the response from the farming community on veganism.
Stuart is back with his regular opinion piece, this time he is discussing forestry plantations and weighing up some available options.