All the candidates are prominent Macra na Feirme members and are all involved in farming.  Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rural youth and young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme will elect its 35th president today . The election count will take place at its hea(...)

Fine Gael MEP Maireád McGuinness: she said there should be a more strategic analysis of the farm policy, rather than seeing it as “taxpayers giving money to farmers”. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “wall of money” is stopping older farmers from passing land to younger people, UCD’s professor of agriculture and food economics Alan Renwick told a(...)