Young Farmers

MEP: ‘Poor government policy’ must not prevent young people from farming

MEP: ‘Poor government policy’ must not prevent young people from farming

Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands-Northwest, Chris MacManus has said poor government policy must not prevent young people from starting a...

June 17, 2022

Macra: Irish young farmers among least supported in EU

Macra: Irish young farmers among least supported in EU

Macra na Feirme has said that the European Commission has published data which shows that young farmers in Ireland are...

June 14, 2022

Study: Succession similarities between Irish and US farmers

Study: Succession similarities between Irish and US farmers

A new study has found striking similarities between farmers in Ireland and the United States (US) when it comes to...

May 14, 2022

McConalogue: ‘I want to get young people into farming’

McConalogue: ‘I want to get young people into farming’

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said that his key focus is ensuring farming remains...

April 6, 2022

New secretary general appointed to European Council of Young Farmers

New secretary general appointed to European Council of Young Farmers

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) has appointed Marion Picot as the new secretary general of the organisation. According...

April 1, 2022

Potential dairy retirement scheme must result in more young farmers

Potential dairy retirement scheme must result in more young farmers

Young farmer organisation, Macra na Feirme, has said that a potential retirement scheme for the dairy sector, if implemented, must...

March 24, 2022

Young farmers need ‘all support available’ – MEP

Young farmers need ‘all support available’ – MEP

An Irish MEP has called for young farmers taking over family farms to be given “all the support available”. Sinn...

March 1, 2022

TD urges minister to revise age limits for young farmers

TD urges minister to revise age limits for young farmers

A TD is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to revise the age limit of...

February 17, 2022

Young farmers needed to carry on carbon farming – CEJA

Young farmers needed to carry on carbon farming – CEJA

The president of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), Diana Lenzi has addressed EU agriculture ministers to consolidate climate-friendly...

February 9, 2022

65% of EU farms run by farmers aged 55+

65% of EU farms run by farmers aged 55+

The seventh EPP European Congress of Young Farmers was held in the EU Parliament on Thursday, December 9, and highlighted...

December 12, 2021

Macra accuses Green Party MEP of ‘grandstanding’ over letter to banks

Macra accuses Green Party MEP of ‘grandstanding’ over letter to banks

Macra na Feirme has said that it has written to Green party MEP, Ciaran Cuffe, concerning his letter to banks...

December 9, 2021

Cuffe letter: Green Party ‘must robustly distance itself’ – Nolan

Cuffe letter: Green Party ‘must robustly distance itself’ – Nolan

TDs and senators from the Green Party are being called on to “robustly distance themselves” from a letter sent to...

December 9, 2021

CSP: Current measures ‘don’t address barriers to young farmers’

CSP: Current measures ‘don’t address barriers to young farmers’

Macra na Feirme has said that the current suite of measures under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan (CSP)...

December 9, 2021

Cuffe letter to banks: McConalogue gives his view

Cuffe letter to banks: McConalogue gives his view

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said he does not support a move by Green Party...

December 3, 2021

Oireachtas committee to discuss CAP with Macra

Oireachtas committee to discuss CAP with Macra

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet this evening (Wednesday, December 1) with representatives of Macra...

December 1, 2021

DAFM funding for Land Mobility Service to increase to €100k for 2022

DAFM funding for Land Mobility Service to increase to €100k for 2022

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced a 100% increase in his department’s funding for the Land...

November 26, 2021

Macra highlights ‘lack of progress’ in CSP for young farmers

Macra highlights ‘lack of progress’ in CSP for young farmers

Over two months after the first Common Agricultural Policy Strategic Plan (CSP) was launched in early August, the latest updated...

November 9, 2021

‘Finance minister tells us to go gaming instead of farming’ – Macra

‘Finance minister tells us to go gaming instead of farming’ – Macra

In the wake of the announcement of Budget 2022 by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure...

October 12, 2021