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The following submission documents have been added to the Agricultural affairs page  Macra na Feirme Teagasc Student Placement Proposal Submission from Macra na Feirme in relation to Issues surrounding Water Quality and Supply Macra na Feirme’s submission to the Citizen’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss Macra na Feirme Pre-Budget Submission 2023 Macra na Feirme Response to Food Vision Dairy Group Interim Report Macra na Feirme Dairy Food Vision Group Submission Macra na Feirme Beef Food Vision Submission  Read the Submissions >>

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Press Release: Tuesday 23 August 2022  Macra na Feirme national president John Keane is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the closing date for the cutting and conservation of silage and or hay under the National Fodder Support Scheme.   The closing date under the scheme for cutting and conservation is the 5th of September but given the recent dry weather, Mr Keane said many farmers have had to graze paddocks and fields previously intended for silage or hay.   The Macra president said “flexibility is needed around this, many farmers on all soil types across the country have soil moisture deficits on...

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FBD Young Farmer of the year -

Nominations are being Accepted! The FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards are run annually by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA. The competition was launched in 1999 and has been successful in raising the profile of young farmers within their community by recognising their achievements and contribution to farming. If you are interested why not Click here to apply Now >>    

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We are now making our Final Call for Applications for Club of the Year and Best New Member. Club of the Year You can find the Application Form for Club of the Year on this link : Application Form >> 12 Clubs will go through to the final at the Rally. This year there will be a winner from each region and one overall winner. Best New Member You can find the Application Form for Best New Member on this link:  Application Form 'Best New Member >> This year there will be a best new member chosen from each region....

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Young farmers have consistently come forward to outline how they will step up to drive emissions reduction from the Agricultural sector.  Farmer bashing from certain sections of the environmental lobby will do nothing to deliver results in lowering emissions from agriculture, said Macra na Feirme President, John Keane.  “There is a pathway forward based in sound science and with solutions that are practical to implement on farms across the country. The measures in the Teagasc MACC+ and those to come will deliver for the agriculture sector. Young farmers are delivering emissions reductions on farm for many years, measures that include improved breeding, reduction in...

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