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EU Commission publishes review of CAP 2014-2020

EU Commission publishes review of CAP 2014-2020

The European Commission has published a review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020, highlighting the main changes the EU...

December 23, 2021

McAleer: Farmers in the North could be left behind

McAleer: Farmers in the North could be left behind

Farmers and rural communities in the North could be left behind as the Republic moves ahead with implementing its €10.5...

January 23, 2021

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has welcomed planned changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Less Favoured Area Support...

November 6, 2020

CAP proposals may be returned to committee for debate

CAP proposals may be returned to committee for debate

The proposals for reforming the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) may yet be referred back to the EU Parliament’s Committee on...

October 4, 2019

NI farmers may be in a position to receive CAP subsidies until end of 2019

NI farmers may be in a position to receive CAP subsidies until end of 2019

Farmers in Northern Ireland may be in a position to continue receiving EU payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

April 1, 2019

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

December 5 this year was World Soil Day. I hope it provided members of the general public everywhere with the...

December 30, 2018

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

December 5 this year was World Soil Day. I hope it provided members of the general public everywhere with the opportunity...

December 30, 2018

NFUS calls on Westminster and Holyrood to end spat and resolve differences

NFUS calls on Westminster and Holyrood to end spat and resolve differences

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on London and Edinburgh to “work constructively” and end the differences over...

November 19, 2018

It’s time to sort out the UK’s post-Brexit farm support budget

It’s time to sort out the UK’s post-Brexit farm support budget

Stakeholder groups can talk about the post-Brexit support policies required by the farming industry until they are blue in the...

November 11, 2018

‘We must act now to protect one of the UK’s most valuable farming sectors’

‘We must act now to protect one of the UK’s most valuable farming sectors’

The physical output of the sheep sector in 2019 is currently being determined as farmers put their rams in with...

November 10, 2018

It’s time to put the value of the Basic Payment into context

It’s time to put the value of the Basic Payment into context

I am pretty sick and tired of environmental and conservation groups telling us all that we need farm support measures...

November 3, 2018

UFU and DAERA come to CAP review agreement outside of court

UFU and DAERA come to CAP review agreement outside of court

Farmers in Northern Ireland will retain the right to have an independent review of their CAP application – but only...

October 12, 2018

FUW to host Brexit seminar at Royal Welsh Show

FUW to host Brexit seminar at Royal Welsh Show

The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) is hosting Brexit seminar at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. The event titled ‘Brexit:...

July 18, 2018

Copa and Cogeca says ‘smart farming’ offers ways to save on water resources

Copa and Cogeca says ‘smart farming’ offers ways to save on water resources

Copa and Cogeca has underlined the great strides that European farmers and cooperatives have made in improving the quality of...

July 5, 2018

Application return deadline for CS Scheme extended

Application return deadline for CS Scheme extended

Applicants for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme have one extra month to complete their Mid-Tier application and send it to...

July 3, 2018

UFU granted judicial review to challenge DAERA CAP appeals decision

UFU granted judicial review to challenge DAERA CAP appeals decision

High Court has granted permission for a judicial review into a decision made by Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture (DAERA) to...

July 2, 2018

EU budget: ‘Intense negotiations’ lie ahead

EU budget: ‘Intense negotiations’ lie ahead

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, stated that “intense negotiations” lie ahead regarding the final decision...

June 19, 2018

Nature organisation blames CAP for ‘biodiversity decline’

Nature organisation blames CAP for ‘biodiversity decline’

An environmental lobby group has called for Northern Ireland’s future agricultural subsidies to ditch the notion of rewarding intensive food...

April 30, 2018