Creed urged to secure EU support in fight against CAP reductions

The IFA President Joe Healy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has to use today’s meeting of the 28 EU Agriculture Ministers in Brussels to secure a guarantee that there will be no cuts in CAP payments next year as part of the transition arrangements.


Healy claims that any cuts would be unacceptable and added that Farmers need certainty, given the importance of direct payments to support their income.


Speaking earlier to ocean FM, the leading farming official urged Minister Creed to get Commission backing and support from other Ministers for Agriculture for a transition that at least maintains existing payments for 2020