LETTERS to the editor

Opportunities in agriculture

5th February, 2011

As president of the association representing agricultural science graduates in Ireland, may I compliment David McWilliams for his comments on the opportunities in the farming and food sector (30/1/ 11).

Ireland has a rich resource base capable of far higher output. In dairying, the shackles of milk quotas, in place since 1983, are due to be removed in 2015.Growth is certain, with herds already expanding in anticipation. The Food Harvest 2020 strategy document, published last year, set...

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