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The Leitrim-based vicechairman of the IFA sheep committee is criticising agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue over what he says is the lack of funding for sheep farmers under the new phase of the Common Agricultural Policy. It’s despite funding for farmers under the new CAP set to rise by almost 50…

The IFA Livestock Committee has strongly criticised the proposals put forward for suckler and beef farmers in the Department of Agriculture’s CAP consultation document. Brendan Golden said members are very disappointed at the lack of ambition to provide meaningful support to the sector, and at the underhanded attempts to limit…

In farm news this evening there is significant developments on talks in Brussels on the Common Agricultural Policy. The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association says the negotiations are going to have a favourable outcome for many farmers in the North West. A minimum of 85% figure has been on…

An Irish MEP says small farmers are in line for increased payments under the new Common Agricultural Policy. EU countries are negotiating the new CAP budget, which will take effect in 2023. The Irish Farmers Journal says over 54,000 farmers with high entitlements face a ‘wipeout’ of their direct payments.…

The Taoiseach will come pressure to make a financial commitment when he addresses the Irish Farmers Association’s AGM today. The 66th annual event is being held remotely for the first time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The main topic will be the new Common Agricultural Policy budget, which EU member…

The IFA is holding four online regional meetings to discuss and update members on all the key farming issues and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Ulster/North Leinster meeting will take place tomorrow while the Connacht meeting will take place the following evening, Tues, Jan 26th. Tadhg Buckley, IFA Director…

There is still an air of confusion about the budget for the Common Agricultural Policy. And that’s even after a meeting today between the new Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary and a delegation from the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association. There is a strong feeling among farmers that there’s little…