PJ Phelan: The Tillage Incentive Scheme is not enough – here’s what is needed

To have any hope of increasing the area under tillage, we must further incentivise the sector to compete with dairying

A crop of winter barley near Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Roger Jones

PJ Phelan

The Minister’s target of increasing the area under tillage crops will not be met this year. And it will not be met in future years without major strategic intervention.