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National Reserve

According to MEP Mairead McGuinness, a new report highlights the need for older farmers to retire and that governments should retain support to help young farmers.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 20 November 2017
Farmers who were hoping to apply may be left disappointed after recent comments made by the Department.
By William Conlon on 16 November 2017
For many farmers, the largest payment of the year will be issued from the end of next week and into the following week when the BPS payments roll out.
By Patrick Donohoe on 05 October 2017
Almost 6,150 joint herd numbers have been set up since 2015, the Irish Farmers Journal can reveal.
By Anthony Jordan on 07 August 2017
Tullow man Dylan Leybourne has established his own Cheviot ewe flock, focusing on the high-value replacement market.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
1,330 farmers apply for the 2017 National Reserve
The figure came to light at the Farmer's Charter review group held in Portlaoise today.
By William Conlon on 13 July 2017
European young farmers set out three key areas for change in CAP 2020
The European young farmers organisation CEJA has published its position paper on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
By Odile Evans on 19 May 2017
Changes to the education requirements to apply for the Young Farmer Scheme or National Reserve has been criticised as 'severely limiting'.
By Odile Evans on 11 May 2017
With the National Reserve and the Young Farmer Scheme now accepting only fully qualified farmers, those hoping to apply while completing their education as previously allowed are being shut out.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 April 2017
National Reserve education rule change shuts farmers out
While the 2015 National Reserve accepted applications from farmers simply enrolled in the Green Cert, applicants this year must have their Level 6 course completed by mid-May. Some will be left out.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 April 2017
Anna Sexton from the Brady Group outlines five top tips on completing your BPS application online.
By Adam Woods on 15 April 2017
Your questions answered on the 2017 National Reserve
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
Auctioneers report three-to-five fold demand for leased entitlements and as high as 10-fold demand for the sale of entitlements.
By Darren Carty on 06 April 2017
National Reserve 2017: what you need to know
The National Reserve 2017 opened on Wednesday, and will be available to new and young farmers this year. Here is how it will work and who is eligible.
By Thomas Hubert on 06 April 2017
With his two-year term as president of Macra na Feirme almost complete, the Irish Farmers Journal sat down with Sean Finan to discuss his tenure.
By Patrick Donohoe on 17 May 2017
Good week, bad week: winners and losers in farming
Find out who had a week to remember and who had a week to forget in agriculture.
By Caitríona Murphy on 01 April 2017
Macra welcomes opening of 2017 National Reserve
Applications for the National Reserve opened on Wednesday and Macra na Feirme president Seán Finan welcomed the news.
By Amy McShane on 30 March 2017
National Reserve 2017 now open
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced the opening of the online system for submissions to both the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme in 2017.
By Amy McShane on 29 March 2017
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: National Reserve opened
Good morning. In the news today: The 2017 National Reserve, a six legged lamb and Brexit.
By Amy McShane on 29 March 2017
The role of luck is often overstated when it comes to success, writes Kieran Sullivan.
By Kieran Sullivan on 25 March 2017
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