CAP Reform

Direction of CAP reform ‘could destroy farm viability in Ireland’

Direction of CAP reform ‘could destroy farm viability in Ireland’

The direction of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has the “potential to destroy farm viability in Ireland”,...

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Pringle: Proposal on peat soils ‘could have serious impact on CAP payments’

Pringle: Proposal on peat soils ‘could have serious impact on CAP payments’

Government must push for a European Council of Ministers proposal on management of peat soils to be withdrawn, according to...

April 12, 2021

Minister calls for member state flexibility in CAP reform

Minister calls for member state flexibility in CAP reform

The reforming process of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) needs to be informed by efforts to provide “maximum flexibility for...

March 24, 2021

Calls made to earmark 4% of direct payments for generational renewal

Calls made to earmark 4% of direct payments for generational renewal

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to support a call for the allocation...

March 18, 2021

‘Standards matter, but these standards have to be paid for’ – Brendan Golden

‘Standards matter, but these standards have to be paid for’ – Brendan Golden

At an online meeting held by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) for beef farmers on Tuesday evening (March 9) –...

March 10, 2021

CAP payments ‘must be conditional on respect for labour rights’

CAP payments ‘must be conditional on respect for labour rights’

EU funds under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must only be given to farm enterprises that respect labour rights when...

March 2, 2021

New TAMS investment ceiling ‘should apply from January 2021’

New TAMS investment ceiling ‘should apply from January 2021’

The decision to continue the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) into 2021 “will be of no use” to the many...

January 21, 2021

Linear cut to farmers’ 2021 direct payments ‘hugely regrettable’

Linear cut to farmers’ 2021 direct payments ‘hugely regrettable’

There will be a linear cut of just over 2% on all direct payments for 2021 due to the reduced...

January 20, 2021

Commission publishes list of potential eco-scheme practices under next CAP

Commission publishes list of potential eco-scheme practices under next CAP

The European Commission has published a list of potential agricultural practices that eco-schemes could support in the future Common Agricultural...

January 14, 2021

Government policy ‘has to ensure level playing field’ for local tillage farmers

Government policy ‘has to ensure level playing field’ for local tillage farmers

Government policy has got to “ensure a level playing field” for local tillage and horticulture farmers, the Irish Farmers’ Association...

December 16, 2020

Farm schemes roll over for 2021: How can farmers opt in for extensions?

Farm schemes roll over for 2021: How can farmers opt in for extensions?

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that farm schemes will roll over in 2021 following...

December 11, 2020

How will farmer payments be affected during CAP transition?

How will farmer payments be affected during CAP transition?

With the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) expected to come into force in 2023 – and a two-year transition period...

December 10, 2020

Convergence and countering cuts: An MEP’s insight into the next CAP

Convergence and countering cuts: An MEP’s insight into the next CAP

Making sure that Irish farmers do not lose out in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be in the...

December 4, 2020

Change sought in reference years for Sheep Welfare Scheme

Change sought in reference years for Sheep Welfare Scheme

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been called on by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to change...

November 2, 2020

New CAP reform ‘supports active needs of farmers’

New CAP reform ‘supports active needs of farmers’

Recently a majority of the European Parliament voted to adopt the new CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), concluding more than two...

October 28, 2020

CAP decision to ‘enhance protection of EU dairy terms’ welcomed

CAP decision to ‘enhance protection of EU dairy terms’ welcomed

The European Parliament’s vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and decision to “enhance the protection of EU dairy terms”...

October 23, 2020

CAP decisions ‘risk leaving young farmers behind’

CAP decisions ‘risk leaving young farmers behind’

This week marks a “pivotal time” for the future of EU agriculture and young farmers, with co-legislators defining their position...

October 21, 2020

New CAP deal: Ringfencing direct payment funds for eco schemes ‘a significant change’

New CAP deal: Ringfencing direct payment funds for eco schemes ‘a significant change’

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) agreement reached by EU Agriculture Ministers in Luxembourg in the early hours of this morning...

October 21, 2020