Macra na Feirme says the announcement from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed that the National Reserve will re-open in 2017 is great news for young Roscommon farmers who want to progress their farming careers.
Ballinlough man Seán Finan, who is Macra na Feirme National President said: “The re-opening of the National Reserve in 2017 is something that Macra na Feirme has actively campaigned on for an extended period of time. We have lobbied at political and farm organisation levels to seek support and ensure there is a National Reserve in 2017.
“In Macra na Feirme, we are taking full credit for delivering the opening of the 2017 National Reserve for young farmers and new entrants.”
The National Reserve in 2017 will accommodate the priority categories of young farmers and new entrants, Mr. Finan added.