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IFA president Joe Healy tells Irish Farmers Journal reporter Lorcan Allen that he welcomes new low-cost loans, tax averaging rules and scheme boost to GLAS, sheep and Farm Assist in Budget 2017, but regrets that no new money is available for ANC this year.
Macra na Feirme president Sean Finan said that he was cautiously welcoming budget measures such as lower cost credit and the extension of land restructuring relief, but was disappointed that the new sheep scheme does not include a top-up for young farmers.
Pat O'Toole gives an overview of the measures announced for farmers in Budget 2017.
IFA rural development executive Gerry Gunning discusses the merits of Budget 2017 for farmers with news editor Patrick Donohoe.
National Farmers Association (later to be known as the Irish Farmers Association) founding member and former Kerry county chairman John Roche discusses the legendary farmers march to Dublin that began on 7 October 1966.
Irish Farmers Journal beef and suckler editor Adam Woods asks Donegal-based Teagasc advisor Gary Fisher how local farmers are coping with excessive rain this autumn.
Mairead Lavery speaks to Margaret Farrelly, founder of Clonarn Clover and O'Egg, Ireland's largest independent supplier of free range eggs, and winner of the 2016 COPA Innovation Women’s Award. She also catches up with Maura Canning, chairman of the IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee, who nominated Margaret for this award.
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