« BackLand mobility is biggest farming issue

cows farmThe farming group MACRA says the biggest issue among farmers is that of land mobility. They group say very little land is moving at the minute – making it difficult for younger people hoping to acquire land to start up a career in agriculture.

While the group say they don’t want to push older people off land – other options must be explored allowing younger farmers the chance to get started. MACRA is holding a meeting at Ballyhaise Agriculture College at 8pm this evening – to discuss this issue and also CAP plans. Sean Coughlan is chairman of MACRA’s Agricultural Affairs Committee.