Call for more to be done to encourage young Donegal people into farming


There are calls for young Donegal farmers to be encouraged into the industry in light of recent CSO figures which show the number of farmers over 65 in the county is growing.

The figures show that 28% of working farmers in Donegal are aged 65 and older.

Midlands Northwest European Election candidate Rónán Mullen says that while there are financial and tax incentives to encourage younger farmers to enter the industry more must be done.

He is calling on the government to provide a information and awareness campaign aimed at young people highlighting the benefits of a career in farming: