Common Agricultural Policy

Agri emissions reduction since 1990s: EU -21%; Ireland -1%

Agri emissions reduction since 1990s: EU -21%; Ireland -1%

While greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture have tracked downwards over the last 25 years, Ireland’s performance has been at...

June 28, 2019

5% CAP cut is ‘best possible proposal’ – Brussels budget chief

5% CAP cut is ‘best possible proposal’ – Brussels budget chief

The recommended 5% reduction to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget is “the best possible proposal” for agriculture, Frank Bollen...

June 25, 2019

Concern mounts that next CAP reform will be pushed back

Concern mounts that next CAP reform will be pushed back

Some concern is mounting over the possible need for “transitional arrangements” to be implemented ahead of the introduction of the...

February 6, 2019

Creed voices fears over ‘genuine farmer’ definition based on income tests

Creed voices fears over ‘genuine farmer’ definition based on income tests

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has expressed concerns over how Ireland will precisely define a...

July 25, 2018

Creed hints at ‘early slaughter premium’ to support sucklers

Creed hints at ‘early slaughter premium’ to support sucklers

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, is considering the introduction of an “early slaughter premium” as...

May 10, 2018

‘I am extremely disappointed at proposed CAP cuts’ – Creed

‘I am extremely disappointed at proposed CAP cuts’ – Creed

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has stated that he is “extremely disappointed” at cuts proposed...

May 3, 2018

France rejects CAP cuts as Creed meets officials in Paris

France rejects CAP cuts as Creed meets officials in Paris

The French Minister for Agriculture and Food, Stephane Travert, has rejected the European Commission’s proposal for a 5% reduction in...

May 3, 2018

‘Direct payment cuts won’t affect average farmer on 40ha or less’

‘Direct payment cuts won’t affect average farmer on 40ha or less’

Proposals to cap direct payments at €60,000 means the “average farmer” with 40ha or less should not be affected by...

May 2, 2018

‘This is a very fair outcome for farmers’ – Hogan on 5% CAP budget cut

‘This is a very fair outcome for farmers’ – Hogan on 5% CAP budget cut

The proposed 5% reduction to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget is a “very fair outcome” for farmers, EU Commissioner for Agriculture...

May 2, 2018

CAP budget to total at €365 billion for next 7 years

CAP budget to total at €365 billion for next 7 years

The “modernised” Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will have a budget of €365 billion and will continue to be built around...

May 2, 2018

New CAP review procedures to come into force

New CAP review procedures to come into force

New procedures for Northern Irish farmers applying for a ‘review of decisions‘ under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will come...

March 29, 2018

‘CAP changes need to reflect the majority of farmers’ – INHFA

‘CAP changes need to reflect the majority of farmers’ – INHFA

With Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) payments now forming a substantial part of farm income it is “critical” these payments reflect...

March 7, 2018

Creed interview: The biggest challenges facing Irish agriculture

Creed interview: The biggest challenges facing Irish agriculture

A little over a year ago, Irish policymakers balked at the idea that the UK could leave the European Union...

August 3, 2017

Creed in Paris ‘to renew close ties’ on agriculture

Creed in Paris ‘to renew close ties’ on agriculture

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, was in Paris today, July 21, to meet with France’s...

July 21, 2017

UK farm subsidies to be dealt out on ‘environmental merit’ after Brexit

UK farm subsidies to be dealt out on ‘environmental merit’ after Brexit

The UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will outline the future of income support for...

July 21, 2017

EU agricultural policy ‘should prioritise support of farmers’

EU agricultural policy ‘should prioritise support of farmers’

The main aim of EU agricultural policy should be to help farmers and to protect the environment, according to the...

July 10, 2017

Brussels hosts conference on future of CAP

Brussels hosts conference on future of CAP

Brussels will hear European farmers’ views on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a conference taking place...

July 7, 2017

Commission wants the public to have its say on the future of CAP

Commission wants the public to have its say on the future of CAP

The European Commission wants the public to have its say on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as...

February 7, 2017