More young people needed on farm - key to delivering the missions of Food Vision 2030
The Food Vision 2030 ‘A World Leader in Sustainable Food Systems’ conference being held in The Printworks Dublin Castle today (Thursday, 13th October) has two common themes namely sustainability and generational renewal. The Conference has been addressed by An Taoiseach and Minister for State Pippa Hackett who both spoke about the importance of sustaining the sector into the future. Mission 2 in the Food Vision 2030 strategy is to create ‘Viable and Resilient Primary Producers, with enhanced Wellbeing.’ A core element of sustainability is the need to support generational renewal across farm enterprises. MACRA National President John Keane said “young farmers...
Another Budget Another Disappointment
Press Release: Tuesday 4th October 2022 Another Budget another disappointment for the forgotten farmers Budget 2023 has failed to correct the failings of previous Governments in addressing the issue of the 'forgotten farmers'. The ‘forgotten farmers’ are a combination of farmers who lost out following the removal of young farmer supports such as Installation Aid due to cuts in public expenditure by the Government following the last recession. MACRA national president John Keane said, ‘it is now more than fourteen years since some of these farmers started out in their farming careers, and it is simply not good enough that the...
MACRA Bowling Finals
Banteer Macra Win Bowling Title Congratulations to all the teams who made it to National Dairy Council National Bowling Finals which was held in Limerick on Sunday 25th September. Read More >>
Tuesday 27th September 2022 MACRA welcomes Government commitment to extend young farmer tax reliefs Reacting to today’s Budget 2023 announcement, MACRA said the Government’s commitment to the extension of various young farmer tax reliefs to assist in addressing generational renewal and the challenges of food production and climate change is welcome. Speaking after the announcement, MACRA National President John Keane said, the consistency and continuity of young farmer tax reliefs is essential to support generational renewal. MACRA had lobbied for the extension of these reliefs and drew attention to the EU’s review of State Aid supports under the Agricultural Block Exemption Regulation which is...
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 >>