Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

  • THE price of prime lambs continues to cause major concerns for the viability of the businesses of many sheep producers.

  • AS I write this, I am still struggling to come to terms with the events of Wednesday October 8, 2014.

  • FOR A pleasant change, the most enjoyable part of this summer has been the weather.

  • AFTER Hurricane Bertha the harvest finished quickly.

  • WELL, as I heard someone say on the radio this week, what's over and done with is never really over and done with - and I guess that could certainly be said of the Independence Referendum.

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - Scratch the surface of 'subsidy'comparables raised in these columns last week then good value becomes easier to appreciate.

  • SIR, - Having recently reviewed the Dairy Voluntary Code of Practice on Contractual Relations (VCoP), I was saddened to hear of the recent protests by dairy farmers - actions that have been all too common in recent years.

  • SIR, - It didn't take long for the main plank of the Yes campaign's argument, that we would be better with direct access to Europe, to be proved wrong.

  • SIR, - Once again I feel I have to reply to Tom Gray, He seems to write a lot of letters.

  • SIR, - As you may have expected, I could not agree with the entirety of Tom Gray's letter of October 11.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • WHEN IT comes to decision making, it is often difficult to follow the logic of the European Commission.

  • IT WOULD be an understatement to say things are not good in agriculture at the moment, and this is the case across the EU.

  • IF HIS performance as commissioner is as impressive as his appearance before the agriculture committee of the European parliament, Phil Hogan will be a popular choice for the job.

  • IT SEEMS an unlikely statement - but when it comes to implementing CAP reform, the government at Westminster seems to have a more farmer-friendly approach than the devolved regions.

  • THESE ARE days of marking time in Brussels.

Farmer Right-hand Column