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Young farmers will deliver emissions reduction not farmer bashing - Macra
Rachel Donovan
John Keane says that there is a pathway to reduce emissions and that it's based on sound science.
13 July 2022 News
Farmer revolt sweeps across EU
The protests come as a European Commission report predicts that cereal, milk and beef production will be down in 2022 compared to last year.
Farmers will have less cattle, but greater income – Ryan
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has made clear that he wants agriculture to have an emissions reduction target of 30% and says herd cuts will be required to achieve it.
Young Stock Podcast: hurling, milking and meeting with ministers
Macra president John Keane joins us on the Irish Farmers Journal Young Stock Podcast this week.
11 July 2022 News
TAMS increase needed to prevent stalling of developments - Macra
Some young farmers are postponing on-farm developments due to rising costs, says Macra president John Keane.
29 June 2022 News
Ireland's CAP plan an 'outlier' on installation aid
Young farmers have not faired well in Ireland's CAP strategic plan relative to the plans submitted by other EU member states.
15 June 2022 News
Macra presses minister on forgotten farmer supports
Forgotten farmers were reportedly to receive a once-off payment amounting to €5,000 per farmer, according to Macra president John Keane.
11 May 2022 News
Weekly podcast: €1,000 to make silage, Teagasc suckler U-turn and stolen calves
Detail of a new €55m scheme to help farmers make hay and silage, Teagasc’s U-turn on stocking rate advice for suckler farmers, stolen calves, the CAP plan and problems for young farmers all feature.
5 May 2022 News
‘Nothing’ has been done by Minister to ensure fodder security – Macra
Macra has warned that there will be a double effect on farm incomes later this year due to increased input costs and lower output prices.
28 April 2022 News
Macra appoints former soldier as chief executive
Macra has appointed a new CEO to help develop the long-term strategy and direction of the organisation.
20 April 2022 News
Input from all sectors needed on Food Vision dairy group - Macra
The interim report of the Food Vision dairy group to cut emissions was circulated on Thursday, with 17 different recommendations.
9 April 2022 News
Retirement scheme needed across all farm sectors – Macra
Macra says that if any other sector had 6% of its workforce below the age of 35, like agriculture, there would be drastic action.
24 March 2022 News