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FARMING NEEDS EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

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17 Aug 2012 Comments Off on FARMING NEEDS EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Yesterday’s dreadful weather conditions in many parts of the country, and the largely sodden summer that had preceded it, reinforced the lesson that, despite all the profound changes undergone by agricultural production in recent times, the vagaries of the climate remain an unchanging constant in the economic equation that determines the fortunes of the Irish farmer. For those engaged in agriculture themselves, the lesson has been superfluous – and freighted with a bitter twist of irony given the fact that many sectors of production had been experiencing comparatively prosperous ...