CAP

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Rural development measures in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 appear to have helped improve animal welfare, according to a...

May 13, 2022

Call for independent assessment of value loss on designated land

Call for independent assessment of value loss on designated land

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that existing payment arrangements and the proposals in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

April 28, 2022

Report calls for urgent transition to regenerative agriculture

Report calls for urgent transition to regenerative agriculture

A move to regenerative agriculture should be prioritised throughout the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to a...

April 5, 2022

‘We must go back to basics with CAP’ – Cahill

‘We must go back to basics with CAP’ – Cahill

The chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has said that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

March 21, 2022

CAP strategic plans must be approved at earliest opportunity – minister

CAP strategic plans must be approved at earliest opportunity – minister

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has stated that the EU Commission must approve the Common Agricultural Policy...

March 21, 2022

CAP strategic plan amendments should be considered – MEP

CAP strategic plan amendments should be considered – MEP

An Irish MEP has said that amendments to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans should be considered in light...

March 15, 2022

More CAP flexibility needed to ensure food security – MEP

More CAP flexibility needed to ensure food security – MEP

An Irish MEP has said that more flexibility will be needed under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to offset the...

March 9, 2022

Tánaiste urged to rethink EU vision for Irish agriculture

Tánaiste urged to rethink EU vision for Irish agriculture

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has outlined what it said is the need to rethink the EU...

March 3, 2022

DAFM letter confirms comprehensive list of ‘active farmer’ criteria

DAFM letter confirms comprehensive list of ‘active farmer’ criteria

Farmers have received communication this week from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), outlining a number of...

March 3, 2022

DAFM accused of avoiding facing farmers most impacted by CAP

DAFM accused of avoiding facing farmers most impacted by CAP

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that the decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)...

March 2, 2022

Macra accuses government of conflict between schemes

Macra accuses government of conflict between schemes

The continued disconnect between policy and the government’s stated ambitions for Irish farming in terms of schemes has been highlighted...

February 25, 2022

EU Commission questioned on CAP transparency

EU Commission questioned on CAP transparency

The European Ombudsman has written to the EU Commission president to seek clarity on lobbying on the new Common Agricultural...

February 22, 2022

Drip feeding of information regarding AECM not helpful – TD

Drip feeding of information regarding AECM not helpful – TD

The drip feeding of information regarding the new €1.5 billion Agri-Environment Climate Measure (AECM) is not helping farmers who are interested...

February 18, 2022

Draft CAP Strategic Plan for Ireland published

Draft CAP Strategic Plan for Ireland published

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has today (Friday, February 4, 2022) published the Common Agricultural Policy...

February 4, 2022

Increase in eligibility age for TAMS welcomed by women in agriculture

Increase in eligibility age for TAMS welcomed by women in agriculture

Confirmation that the age limit for the 60% Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) grant for women has been raised to...

February 3, 2022

State aid revision proposed for agriculture, forestry and fishing

State aid revision proposed for agriculture, forestry and fishing

The European Commission has launched a consultation this week (Tuesday, January 11) on the revision of state aid rules affecting...

January 12, 2022

IFA president hits back at rural ministers over his criticism of mart meetings

IFA president hits back at rural ministers over his criticism of mart meetings

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that rural ministers should be looking for more funding for farmers.  President of...

January 5, 2022

IBLA raises CAP strategic plan concerns with minister

IBLA raises CAP strategic plan concerns with minister

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has written to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue...

December 30, 2021