Deadline for applications for Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday Sept 4th

The deadline for applications for the 22nd Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday September 4th. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA, there are additional awards on offer alongside the main prize this year. Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), […]

2020 Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year deadline extended to September 4th

The search for the 22nd Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year has been extended until Friday September 4th. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA, there are additional awards on offer alongside the main prize this year. Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), […]

Macra na Feirme seeks urgent meeting with Minister Harris over extending Covid education fund to Agriculture students

Macra na Feirme is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris to discuss extending the recently announced Covid education fund to students of agricultural colleges. The fund enables students to purchase laptops, tablets and internet connectivity for remote learning. Teagasc colleges have almost 6,000 students and these students have […]

Macra na Feirme: new government must act on farm income, jobs, and climate

Macra na Feirme welcomes the parties’ decision to enter government today but warns that this government must deliver for young people. “We are happy to finally have a government form but we insist that the new government make young people a priority. This government needs to make sure that any economic downturn does not force […]

Macra na Feirme Confirms Flexibility in Young Farmers Schemes

President Thomas Duffy has welcomed today’s decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine allowing flexibility for young Irish farmers who have applied for the Young Farmers Scheme and TAMS to arrange inspection interviews over the phone instead of in person interviews. The Department has confirmed that required documents can be posted to […]

Supermacs and McDonalds cannot be used as an excuse for beef cuts- Macra na Feirme

Macra na Feirme calls for processors to not use the shift in consumer demand as an excuse to pull beef prices below their already unsustainable level. “Supermacs and McDonalds may be a massive user of beef for burgers and other products, but supermarkets are seeing unprecedented demand for products including meat products, so there is […]

Macra na Feirme: CAP Budget Cut Makes a Mockery of Farming and Environmental Commitments

The proposal by the EU Council to cut funding to the CAP budget has been slammed by the young farmers organisation Macra na Feirme. The proposed Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 includes €45 Billion in cuts to CAP and Natural Resources and Environment undermining all commitments made by Member States on either environmental […]

Embrace FARM Ecumenical Remembrance In Abbeyleix

Embrace FARM the support network for those affected by farm accidents will be hosting its 5th Ecumenical Remembrance Service in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix County Laois on Sunday 24th June 2018 at 2.00pm.  Embrace FARM welcomes everyone who wishes to come to the service to acknowledge anyone who has been affected by […]