Macra na Feirme to appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee to fight for 4% of direct payments for young farmers
Macra has been invited to present on the broader issues associated with CAP reform post 2023
Macra na Feirme will today at 10:30am appear ahead of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture to lay out it’s plans to address restrictions on peat soils for farmers and the need for more investment in generational renewal.
“It’s vital that Ireland commit to no less than 4% of direct payments to be directed to young farmers. This forthcoming CAP is the time to get serious on generational renewal and put money where their mouths are,” said Macra na Feirme National President Thomas Duffy speaking ahead of today’s meeting.
The Committee meeting in public session with the Minister is scheduled to be streamed at this link Committee meeting live stream on Tuesday 20/04/21 at 10:30: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr3-live/