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CAP

Opinion: is the Commission targeting part-time farmers?
Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent and tillage farmer Pat O'Toole looks at the proposal to cut part-time farmers' payments.
By Pat O'Toole on 22 October 2017
A draft of the Commissioner's CAP proposals for 2020 suggests a 'mark 2' version of the current CAP rather than radical reform. Phelim O'Neill takes a closer look.
By Phelim O'Neill on 21 October 2017
Direct payments from the EU to part-time farmers could be cut under a new proposal from DG Agri in Brussels.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
There could be changes ahead for the definition of an active farmer, increased supports for young farmers and changes to greening next year.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Next year's budget includes a much-awaited increase in the funds allocated to the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 October 2017
Advance 70% CAP payment for NI farmers
DAERA has confirmed that NI farmers will receive a 70% advance CAP payment.
By Hannah Quinn Mulligan on 05 October 2017
Most coverage of French President Emmanuel Macron's big speech on Europe this week has focused on tax – but he also spoke about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.
By Thomas Hubert on 29 September 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's re-election means the major players are now in place for key European moves with an impact on agriculture.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 September 2017
On his visit to the Ploughing, the European Commissioner for Agriculture said a trade deal with South America would include beef, but standards and the impact of Brexit would be taken into account.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2017
Listen: next CAP must reduce red-tape on farmers – Fianna Fáil
The next Common Agricultural Policy must provide a reduction in red-tape for farmers as set out by the current simplification agenda, according to Fianna Fáil’s CAP document.
By Amy Forde on 20 September 2017
The present CAP system lasts until 2020 and then, yet again, it is all up for grabs.
By Matt Dempsey on 14 September 2017
The lack of transparency in terms of margins and prices throughout the food supply chain does not make the playing field even, IFA's chief economist Rowena Dwyer has said.
By Amy Forde on 11 September 2017
Farmer expressed their concerns with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at an on-farm information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening.
By Anthony Jordan on 02 September 2017
The pioneering, locally led scheme started by Co Clare farmers is planning its next move, with generational renewal, infrastructure and weanling marketing all part of the discussion.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 August 2017
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made his first direct address to farmers at Iverk Show on Saturday.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 27 August 2017
Should happy farmers be the goal or the by-product of CAP reform, asks Kieran Sullivan.
By Kieran Sullivan on 22 August 2017
To conclude our series on the next CAP, Phelim O'Neill, Pat O'Toole and Thomas Hubert attempt to predict the policies that will shape European farming from 2020.
By Phelim O'Neill on 17 August 2017
Thomas Hubert estimates the probability of key measures to expect from the EU's next Common Agricultural Policy.
By Thomas Hubert on 17 August 2017
Pat O’Toole casts an eye over potential new ways in which the CAP can help farmers post-2020.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 August 2017
The priorities outlined by the various stakeholders in negotiations on the EU's future farm policy will have an impact on the payments hitting farmers' pockets. Here is who wants what.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 August 2017
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