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Young Farmers

There could be changes ahead for the definition of an active farmer, increased supports for young farmers and changes to greening next year.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Speaking at a conference organised by the EU young farmers organisation, CEJA and DeLaval the European Commissioner for Agriculture stressed the importance of European young farmers.
By Amy Forde on 28 September 2017
The chair of the Scottish Beef Association, Neil McCorkindale, talks to Farmers Journal Scotland about the future for young farmers in the beef industry.
By Odile Evans on 07 September 2017
Pat Davitt, CEO of IPAV, spoke to William Conlon about the recent trends in the property market and what the future holds for the Irish land market.
By William Conlon on 24 August 2017
Over the next 10 years we should hopefully see a rebalancing of the industry between old and young to everyone’s betterment.
By John Sleigh on 20 July 2017
Calls for support for young farmers to be better targeted
EU auditors have called for EU support to be better targeted at young farmers in order to foster effective generational renewal.
By Amy Forde on 29 June 2017
Young farmers
Projections are also of more immediate concern to young farmers than ownership of land, as they strive to become more intensive and more profitable.
By Amy Forde on 26 May 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
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
Mandatory retirement package for farmers top of Macra's CAP report
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 present policy document on CAP 2020 to Commissioner
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
Over 90% of young farmers favour agricultural education for direct payments
Polls were carried out at CAP 2020 consultations around the country over the past few weeks.
By Amy McShane on 06 February 2017
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: GLAS payments, young farmers and beef prices
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
Listen: UFU roadshow focuses on the future and young farmers
The first of six Ulster Farmers' Union roadshows across Northern Ireland took place in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, on Monday night.
By Peter McCann on 17 May 2017
Macra muscle men save the day
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
Macra calls for 50% top-up for young farmers in sheep scheme
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
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