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Young Farmers

The Irish Farmers Journal interviewed James Healy minutes after he was announced as the 36th president of Macra.
By Pat O'Toole on 06 April 2017
With the National Reserve now open to applications, here are a range of frequently asked questions which will be of use to farmers who are considering applying.
By Amy Forde on 10 April 2017
More use of financial instruments and a retirement package were some of the recommendations included in Macra's CAP policy document.
By Amy McShane on 24 March 2017
Macra na Feirme presented its policy document, produced after a series of regional member meetings, to the Commissioner in Brussels.
By Phelim O'Neill on 24 March 2017
Peter McCann reports on changes to the application process for the 2017 young farmers payment and regional reserve.
By Peter McCann on 09 March 2017
Farm bodies told by Department of Agriculture that it's unused funding from last Young Farmer Scheme.
By Paul Mooney on 09 February 2017
Polls were carried out at CAP 2020 consultations around the country over the past few weeks.
By Amy McShane on 06 February 2017
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with all that has happened on www.farmersjournal.ie today, Thursday 19 January.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 January 2017
The first of six Ulster Farmers' Union roadshows across Northern Ireland took place in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, on Monday night.
By Peter McCann on 13 January 2017
The Dealer hears that a group of hardy men from Macra took a very literal approach to traffic management.
By The Dealer on 19 November 2016
Jonathan Hall questions whether the assurances given by British Chancellor Philip Hammond about subsidies continuing to 2020 are enough to persuade young people that they have a future in dairying.
By Contributor on 25 August 2016
Meet the speakers at the young farmers in beef forum at BEEF 2016 in Grange.
By Contributor on 30 June 2016
The proposed €10 per ewe payment in the new sheep scheme was announced as part of the programme for Government in May.
By Amy McShane on 13 June 2016
The Minister for Agriculture has confirmed that there is no funding available for the operation of a 2016 National Reserve as all of the €24m in funding for the 2015 scheme has been utilised.
By Áine Hennessy on 10 June 2016
Availability of land, credit, subsidies and useful training are the challenges facing young farmers in the UK.
By Áine Hennessy on 08 April 2016
Are you an ambitious young farmer? Then enter the FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards and fly the flag for your enterprise!
By Áine Hennessy on 11 March 2016
A 'forgotten farmer' meeting took place on Sunday afternoon in Athlone for young farmers under the age of 40 who feel discriminated against under the CAP reforms.
By Peter Young on 22 February 2016
Macra na Feirme outlines some of the key challenges facing young farmers and rural youth and proposes various responses to these issues ahead of the 2016 general election.
By Áine Hennessy on 02 February 2016
Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill has claimed that the majority of Basic Payment Scheme claims in NI are now paid.
By David Wright on 14 January 2016
DARD have announced that payments under the basic payment scheme, greening and the young farmers top up have started to be issued to farmers from today.
By Peter McCann on 01 December 2015
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