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CAP

Those who depend on Northern Ireland farmers for their livelihood in the border region are more worried about the UK’s farm policy after CAP than hard borders or exchange rates.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 June 2017
Why has there been a recent surge in applications to build new poultry houses? Jack Kennedy asks the key questions of those financing much of the poultry spend.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 June 2017
We should not go back to feeding ruminants meat and bone meal but science has given us a lot of options – we must use them.
By Matt Dempsey on 22 June 2017
Details of CAP payments published by the Department of Agriculture reveal how much processors got paid last year to store the overhang of milk and pigmeat resulting from the oversupply crisis.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 June 2017
Map: what is the top CAP payment in your county?
The publication of all farmers' payments by the Department of Agriculture this week shines a light on the top earners in each county.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 June 2017
Five organisations share €15m in CAP money
The annual list of CAP recipients published by the Department of Agriculture reveals that Teagasc, CMP Mushrooms and Bord Bia all received multi-million euro EU subsidies last year.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 May 2017
Top 10 recipients of CAP payments revealed
Following the annual publication of CAP payment beneficiaries, we list the top 10 earners in the country.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 May 2017
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
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