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Budget 2015 Aims to Give Land to Young Farmers

Having abolished milk quotas, the government's budget provisions aimed to make it easier for young farmers to get their hands on land to work on.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

14th October, 2014
"Farming is our largest indigenous industry," said Noonan today.

John B. Keane's play, The Field, is a dramatic exploration of the fierce grip that land has over Irish farmers – though it debuted in 1965, it still holds true today if Budget 2015 is anything to go by.

Most of finance minister Michael Noonan's agriculture-related budget provisions related to land, and how it is transferred: specifically, by creating several financial incentives for older farmers to transfer land to younger farmers, especially within families.

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