young farmer support
Agriculture/Livestock News
Call for young farmer support grows
Macra’s demand for government action on young farmer support has been reenforced by Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus, Member of the European Parliament Agricultural Committee. MEP MacManus commented that, last week: “Macra President John Keane called out the Irish Government for its failure to prioritise generational renewal. President Keane rightly highlighted that Ireland is an outlier in this context and even the European Commission is concerned.” “In support of our…
Silage support scheme
Silage support scheme “a step forward” for livestock farmers
With talk of a silage package which translates to payment of €100/ha, IFA president Tim Cullinan comments that the silage support scheme is a step forward, but that food security concerns still remain. Cullinan adds that, “We are already behind time in encouraging farmers to maximise grass growth,” and as such, he urges Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to move quickly to get the silage support scheme up and running. John Keane,…