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CAP

European young farmers set out three key areas for change in CAP 2020
The European young farmers organisation CEJA has published its position paper on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
By Odile Evans on 19 May 2017
Last week, we held our annual breakfast briefing at Balmoral for 150 industry delegates.
By Justin McCarthy on 18 May 2017
Report finds CAP highly inefficient especially to environmental effects
A new report commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe has found that an overhaul of farm policy is crucial for the EU to meet sustainable development goals.
By Amy Forde on 11 May 2017
Centrist independent candidate Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election on a strongly pro-European platform. What does it mean for Irish farmers?
By Thomas Hubert on 11 May 2017
Emmanuel Macron’s victory safeguards core European policies and favours free trade, but adds another voice to the EU’s hard line on Brexit.
By Thomas Hubert on 07 May 2017
CAP funds need tighter controls – EU auditors
The European Court of Auditors has issued its report on the new certification process for accounts showing how countries spend EU money on farm payments.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 May 2017
Weekly podcast: mart prices, splash plates and Glanbia
In this week's podcast, we discuss the proposal to ban splash plates, calf prices and Glanbia's restructuring proposal – and visit a shopkeeper who has sold the Irish Farmers Journal for 64 years.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 May 2017
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: fires and toxic substances
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie today, Wednesday 3 May 2017.
By Odile Evans on 03 May 2017
Only 0.5% of contributions to CAP consultation from Ireland
Just 1,609 responses to the European Commission's public consultation on the future of agricultural policy came from Ireland, with most contributions across the EU coming from non-farmers.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 May 2017
Last chance to have your say on CAP consultation
The CAP consultation closes today, 2 May, so this is last chance for farmers to have their individual voices heard.
By Phelim O'Neill on 02 May 2017
Want to have your say on the future of the CAP? You have five days before the consultation closes.
By Phelim O'Neill on 27 April 2017
Brussels insight: Germany and France dominate the 120,000 responses to CAP received so far.
By Phelim O'Neill on 20 April 2017
If adopted, new supply controls to restore market balance would be in place from January 2018.
By David Wright on 20 April 2017
Ireland has among the lowest response rate of all members to the CAP consultation so far, reports Phelim O'Neill.
By Phelim O'Neill on 13 April 2017
With just over three weeks to go on the CAP consultation, just 110 Irish responses have been received out of almost 33,000.
By Phelim O'Neill on 06 April 2017
The Irish Farmers Association held a briefing for members of the Oireachtas members on the ANC review.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 06 April 2017
Only 40% of farmer's payment would be historic. Remainder based on measures chosen each year from a broad list.
By Paul Mooney on 17 May 2017
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: Brazil, CAP and dog attack
In the news today: ramifications of Operation Weak Flesh, making your voice heard on the next CAP, 20 sheep wiped out in vicious dog attack and where does our chicken come from?
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 26 March 2017
A step-by-step guide to contributing to the CAP consultation
Farmers need to make their voices heard in the CAP consultation. Phelim O'Neill brings you through the steps towards completing the consultation document.
By Phelim O'Neill on 26 March 2017
CAP post-2020 is topic of concern for Macra presidential candidates
The two candidates for next president of Macra na Feirme have said that concerns over the next Common Agriculture Policy have shaped much of the hustings debate over the last month.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 March 2017
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