CAP

Carthy calls for CAP reform that puts farming families first

Carthy calls for CAP reform that puts farming families first

The EU must deliver a CAP reform package that better reflects the needs of family farms in Ireland, according to...

November 14, 2016

MEPs vote for the EU to develop new tools against volatility for farmers

MEPs vote for the EU to develop new tools against volatility for farmers

MEPs have today voted for the EU to develop new risk and crisis management tools to help farmers to cope...

November 8, 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

‘CAP reform should encourage farmers to invest in digital technology’

‘CAP reform should encourage farmers to invest in digital technology’

European CAP reform should include measures to help farmers invest in digital technology and equipment, according to the President of...

October 18, 2016

Future farm income crises must be prevented – EU Farmers

Future farm income crises must be prevented – EU Farmers

Steps need to be taken to prevent farming crises caused by low market prices and high input costs from happening in the...

October 6, 2016

Hogan moves to make more changes to CAP

Hogan moves to make more changes to CAP

Commissioner Hogan has announced a further series of measures aimed at simplifying the CAP with a view to easing the...

September 17, 2016

‘EU farmers to cover the cost of future price support measures’

‘EU farmers to cover the cost of future price support measures’

EU farmers may well be asked to, at least, part fund future market support measures, according to a European Commission...

September 16, 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

CAP payments could be cut in wake of Brexit – Merkel’s No 2 says

CAP payments could be cut in wake of Brexit – Merkel’s No 2 says

German’s Vice Chancellor has called into question the future of farmers CAP payments from the EU. Sigmar Gabriel, who is...

July 4, 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

New CAP measures do not go far enough for farmers – Carthy

New CAP measures do not go far enough for farmers – Carthy

While the announced simplification of the CAP measures is a step in the right direction – they are still inadequate,...

January 21, 2016

Hogan to introduce yellow card system for CAP fines

Hogan to introduce yellow card system for CAP fines

European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan is set to introduce a yellow card system for some CAP fines such as...

January 19, 2016

Brexit: Why UK agriculture could be better off outside the EU

Brexit: Why UK agriculture could be better off outside the EU

With a referendum on whether to leave the EU or not looming, the issue of Brexit was discussed at length...

January 10, 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

5 ways Phil Hogan wants to make farmers lives easier

5 ways Phil Hogan wants to make farmers lives easier

CAP simplification is part of European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan’s overall strategy to streamline and reduce EU legislation wherever possible....

November 18, 2015

Hogan tight lipped on date for CAP mid-term review

Hogan tight lipped on date for CAP mid-term review

European Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan has not confirmed a date for a mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Responding...

November 18, 2015