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Young Farmers

A group of young farmers locked out of the scheme have been locked out of considerable sums of grant aid.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 22 March 2018
Basic Payment Scheme online clinics: where you can go for help
The Department of Agriculture has released details of its nationwide online Basic Payment Scheme clinics.
By Darren Carty on 20 March 2018
The current terms of the scheme mean that students carrying out exams during the summer may be ineligible.
By William Conlon on 15 March 2018
Two students from Bandon have won a €2,000 grant for further education through the Angus calf-rearing competition.
By Odile Evans on 14 March 2018
NFU Scotland produced the following guide to the MLDT, following its introduction.
By Sarah Anderson on 15 March 2018
The European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has come out swinging against a CAP budget cut of 30%.
By Amy Forde on 08 March 2018
Odile Evans takes a look at the Young Farmer Payment, otherwise known as a 'top-up', and how different EU Member States implemented the Pillar 1 measure.
By Odile Evans on 08 March 2018
There is uncertainty among young farmers as to whether they will be eligible for the Young Farmers Scheme this year or not.
By William Conlon on 01 March 2018
Mayo hill sheep farmer Joe Scahill says more needs to be done to encourage young people to enter into hill sheep farming.
By Darren Carty on 01 March 2018
The Tillage Capital Investment Scheme has generated significant interest since its launch in March 2017. The Department has recently released figures showing the top 10 investments by farmers
By Stephen Robb on 22 February 2018
Kieran Mailey reports from the YFCU / Danske bank land mobility roadshow, held at Greenmount this week.
By Kieran Mailey on 16 February 2018
The most recent statistics from Revenue point to drop in the number of young farmers, but an increase in their drive to intensify their farm enterprises.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 15 February 2018
Macra recently met with the Department of Agriculture about the Reserve.
By Contributor on 15 February 2018
National Reserve and Young Farmers Scheme open
The Young Farmers Scheme 2018 and National Reserve, worth a combined total of €27.5m, are now open for applications.
By Odile Evans on 07 February 2018
Communities, the agricultural industry and indeed the Scottish Government should make it their job to support the activities of this progressive organisation, writes Odile Evans.
By Odile Evans on 08 February 2018
Farm incomes, young farmers and the environment were to the fore at the first of six Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2020 consultation meetings on Monday night last in Carlow.
By Amy Forde on 08 February 2018
There are lots of opportunities to upskill over the coming year through Macra.
By Contributor on 08 February 2018
DAERA has issued a further clarification on the rule changes that kick in this year.
By David Wright on 02 February 2018
Opportunities for new young farmers
Even if you have no land but are interested in farming, an opportunity is emerging for anyone interested in farming as a career.
By Contributor on 12 February 2018
The National Leadership Awards will take place next Tuesday 6 February in the Red Cow Hotel, Dublin, where Macra na Feirme – in association with ABP – will announce its leadership winners for 2018.
By Contributor on 01 February 2018
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