Common Agricultural Policy

Farmers and the National Living Wage…is it possible to keep everyone happy?

Farmers and the National Living Wage…is it possible to keep everyone happy?

There has been a lot of talk this week about the possible impact of increases in the National Living Wage...

July 22, 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

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

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

Hogan confirms October pay out of EU aid package

Hogan confirms October pay out of EU aid package

All EU aid monies will be paid out to farmers by the end of October, according to European Agriculture Commissioner...

September 24, 2015

European farmers warn Hogan new CAP could be a bureaucratic monster

European farmers warn Hogan new CAP could be a bureaucratic monster

The reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could become a bureaucratic monster the new EU Agriculture Commissioner Hogan has been warned. European...

December 9, 2014

‘Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men’

‘Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men’

“Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men: they must possess the right mix of science, economics, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness to...

November 16, 2014

Dublin student wins Holy Cow! competition   

Dublin student wins Holy Cow! competition  

Dublin student Martinn Cousins, from Crumlin, has won Agri Aware’s Holy Cow! competition. The competition was part of the ‘Follow...

November 7, 2014

Is the CAP falling apart at the seams?

Is the CAP falling apart at the seams?

Two months ago, EU Farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolos referred to the steps taken by him to provide support for those...

October 30, 2014

Taoiseach has no doubt Hogan is equal Agriculture Commissioner task

Taoiseach has no doubt Hogan is equal Agriculture Commissioner task

In nominating Phil Hogan to the European Commission, the Taoiseach asked President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker to give him a role that...

September 11, 2014

Hogan told of his priorities

Hogan told of his priorities

Courtesy of his letter confirming Phil Hogan’s nomination as Europe’s new Farm Commissioner, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told...

September 10, 2014

Commonage farmers won’t accept collective agreements as over 1,700 attend meeting

Commonage farmers won’t accept collective agreements as over 1,700 attend meeting

Commonage farmers will not accept collective agreements as a measure to gain entry into the new GLAS scheme, according to...

August 21, 2014

Ciolos calls meeeting to discuss Russian ban & support for affected sectors

Ciolos calls meeeting to discuss Russian ban & support for affected sectors

Dacian Ciolos, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has called for a meeting of agricultural experts across Europe...

August 8, 2014

Draft RDP plan includes €395m for On Farm Capital Investment

Draft RDP plan includes €395m for On Farm Capital Investment

Included in the final detail of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP), 2014-2020, announced today by the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

July 3, 2014

€250/ha available for growing protein crops under new measures

€250/ha available for growing protein crops under new measures

Some €250/ha will be available to tillage farmers to grow protein crops, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

July 2, 2014

Who will be the next EU Farm Commissioner?

Who will be the next EU Farm Commissioner?

There now seems every likelihood that the Romanian politician Dacian Cioloş will be asked to serve a second consecutive term...

June 24, 2014

Farmers must be paid realistic prices for beef

Farmers must be paid realistic prices for beef

Emotions were running high in the tent used to host the forum discussion at the Beef 2014 event, held at...

June 20, 2014