Macra na Feirme welcomes the opening of the 2017 National Reserve which is very significant and important to provide the priority categories of young farmers and new entrants with CAP payments which they need to build successful careers in farming.
Macra na Feirme National President Seán Finan said, "We welcome and are delighted with news of the opening of the 2017 National Reserve. Macra na Feirme takes full credit for identifying the mechanism for funding of the 2017 National Reserve through the reallocation of unused young farmer top - up funds and we worked very closely with all stakeholders to secure its opening in 2017. The National Reserve is vital to give young farmers and new entrants the CAP payments they require and need."
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