There is no question about it – farmers here faced a very difficult 2018, with the impact of the fodder crisis made no easier by the summer drought.
This year, though, Brexit is on the horizon – along with the usual concerns farmers have going into a fresh season.
For our first show of 2019, Martin Feerick from Teagasc joins us for an extended chat about the outlook for the next 12 months.
Along with Brexit (from 2:40), Martin talks environment issues (4:01) and water quality (7:05).
CAP reform is also a huge issue for this year (14:51).
We also hear from Willie Hanrahan, who’s the Clare chair of the IFA, on the proposed carbon tax touted to be introduced in 2020 (17:16)
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