CAP

‘Lamb prices hit €6.20/kg’

‘Lamb prices hit €6.20/kg’

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Sheep Committee chairman Sean Dennehy has confirmed that factories are offering up to €6.20 per kilo...

January 4, 2021

What are the factories paying for Easter lamb this year?

What are the factories paying for Easter lamb this year?

Whatever the plants are paying for Easter lamb this year, I can say with total confidence that it will not...

April 1, 2018

‘Budget and generational renewal will be central to White Paper on CAP’ – Kelly

‘Budget and generational renewal will be central to White Paper on CAP’ – Kelly

The EU’s much anticipated White Paper that will guide Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform post-2020 will concentrate heavily on desire...

November 29, 2017

Room for ‘further improvement’ to Land Parcel Identification Systems

Room for ‘further improvement’ to Land Parcel Identification Systems

There is room for further improvement to the Land Parcel Identification Systems used by Member States, a key control mechanism...

October 26, 2016

Advance CAP payments made to over 90% of Northern Irish farmers

Advance CAP payments made to over 90% of Northern Irish farmers

So far advance CAP payments, which began on October 17, have reached 90.72% of eligible farmers in Northern Ireland, the Minister...

October 25, 2016

EU makes no budget provision for crisis tillage fund

EU makes no budget provision for crisis tillage fund

There is no provision made for an emergency tillage fund in the EU’s draft budget for 2017, according to Sinn...

October 19, 2016

Hogan outlines proposals to simplify the CAP

Hogan outlines proposals to simplify the CAP

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, outlined a number of ways that he plans to simplify...

October 13, 2016

Hogan to push forward with CAP review

Hogan to push forward with CAP review

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, has confirmed that he will be coming forward with CAP reform...

October 11, 2016

CAP will continue to have first preference on EU funding – Hogan

CAP will continue to have first preference on EU funding – Hogan

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will continue to have first preference on funding available under the European Union’s Agriculture Budget....

October 10, 2016

Ceasing direct payments would see 30% of farmers quit – Carthy

Ceasing direct payments would see 30% of farmers quit – Carthy

Sinn Fein MEP Matt Cathy has said that 30% of all European farmers would cease farming if direct payments were...

September 30, 2016

A switch from grants to loans could be the future of CAP

A switch from grants to loans could be the future of CAP

The current mechanism of subsidising EU agriculture via grants and schemes could soon become a thing of the past. Speaking...

September 9, 2016

UK Government guarantees farm subsidies until 2020

UK Government guarantees farm subsidies until 2020

Two leading UK politicians have promised that UK farmers will continue to receive farm subsidies until at least 2020. The...

August 15, 2016

10 priorities for the UFU ahead of Brexit negotiations

10 priorities for the UFU ahead of Brexit negotiations

Minimising disruption to existing trade relationships between North and south and maintaining support to farmers are among the priorities the...

July 10, 2016

North’s Basic Payment won’t be cut to fund ANC Scheme – McIlveen

North’s Basic Payment won’t be cut to fund ANC Scheme – McIlveen

CAP Pillar I funds for farmers in Northern Ireland will not be reduced to fund future support to Areas of Natural...

June 23, 2016

Government plans to propose €50,000 cut to top farm payments

Government plans to propose €50,000 cut to top farm payments

The programme for Government agreed between Fine Gael and a host of Independent TD’s has set out to reduce the...

May 14, 2016

New CAP simplification rules will apply this year – IFA

New CAP simplification rules will apply this year – IFA

IFA this week met with the EU Commission in Brussels to discuss the new rules on simplification of the CAP...

February 18, 2016

95% of eligible farmers in the North have received CAP payments

95% of eligible farmers in the North have received CAP payments

Some 95% of payments to eligible applicants under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes were made to farmers in the...

December 21, 2015

CAP is key to reducing emissions from EU Agriculture – Commissioner Hogan

CAP is key to reducing emissions from EU Agriculture – Commissioner Hogan

Agricultural accounts for 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, according to the European Commissioner for Agriculture...

December 6, 2015