Tipperary expert wants incentives rebalanced to help early retirement


Speaking following the “Young Farmers – Policy implementation after the 2013 CAP reform” meeting, well known Tipperary farmer and Deputy President of ICMSA said that his organisation believes that specific details around the supports offered to young farmers need to change and an increased focus needs to be put on simplification and the freeing-up of land.

Following the Teagasc-organised event, Pat McCormack set out as an example of a specific change required, the Five Year Rule under the Young Farmer Scheme whereby the young farmer had to have started farming in the previous five years to be eligible for the scheme.

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