CAP Reform

CAP deal: ‘We cannot let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of good’

CAP deal: ‘We cannot let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of good’

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform agreement received its final ratification in the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, November 23), almost...

November 24, 2021

Dairy beef scheme: Max number of eligible calves per farmer confirmed

Dairy beef scheme: Max number of eligible calves per farmer confirmed

The maximum number of calves per farmer that will be eligible under the forthcoming Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme in the...

November 9, 2021

Minister confirms ‘active farmer’ stocking density in next CAP

Minister confirms ‘active farmer’ stocking density in next CAP

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that a minimum stocking density requirement will be part...

October 20, 2021

Department considering ‘active farmer’ stocking density

Department considering ‘active farmer’ stocking density

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is considering a minimum stocking density for the definition of active farmers...

October 7, 2021

ICSA outlines its proposals for CAP Strategic Plan

ICSA outlines its proposals for CAP Strategic Plan

More funding needs to be provided for young farmers under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to the Irish...

September 29, 2021

‘CAP reform is slowly making suckler-beef farms unviable’

‘CAP reform is slowly making suckler-beef farms unviable’

The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a major talking point in farming circles at the moment. It...

September 29, 2021

Department reveals 5 eco-scheme actions for new CAP

Department reveals 5 eco-scheme actions for new CAP

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has revealed proposals for five different eco-scheme actions for the next Common...

September 23, 2021

Next CAP: Sliding scale urged for eco scheme payments

Next CAP: Sliding scale urged for eco scheme payments

A “sliding scale” system of payments depending on the extensive or intensive nature of one’s farm has been called for...

September 21, 2021

Minister to begin CAP consultation mart tour

Minister to begin CAP consultation mart tour

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Charlie McConalogue will begin a tour of marts around the country with the aim...

September 16, 2021

January 1 deadline for CSP ‘a challenging one’ – Minister

January 1 deadline for CSP ‘a challenging one’ – Minister

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said that the deadline of January 1, 2022 for EU...

September 13, 2021

Beef Plan Movement wants equal treatment for the suckler beef farmer

Beef Plan Movement wants equal treatment for the suckler beef farmer

A move to set a limit on herd size over the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reference period will have...

September 10, 2021

CAP: Admin costs for new schemes raised with ministers

CAP: Admin costs for new schemes raised with ministers

The administration costs of schemes under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2023 to 2027 is an area of...

September 10, 2021

CAP deal ‘an improvement on status quo’ – MEP

CAP deal ‘an improvement on status quo’ – MEP

An MEP for Ireland Midlands-North West has said that the current agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2023...

September 9, 2021

CAP deal passes vote in European Parliament agri committee

CAP deal passes vote in European Parliament agri committee

The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament has voted to accept the agreement that was reached in...

September 9, 2021

Farm groups outline CAP demands in meetings with ministers

Farm groups outline CAP demands in meetings with ministers

Farm groups have met with ministers of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline their demands for...

September 8, 2021

Suckler farmers should only join SBLAS ‘on its merits’

Suckler farmers should only join SBLAS ‘on its merits’

Suckler farmers should only have to join the Bord Bia Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) on the scheme’s...

September 6, 2021

Connecting on CAP: Farmers ‘need negotiation – not just consultation’

Connecting on CAP: Farmers ‘need negotiation – not just consultation’

The government has been called on to negotiate with farmers on key sticking points identified in the national Common Agricultural...

September 2, 2021

CAP consultation extension welcomed: ‘We need time to debate’

CAP consultation extension welcomed: ‘We need time to debate’

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the consultation period for submissions to the...

August 19, 2021