Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has laid out the four main challenges that Irish agriculture is currently facing – Brexit, CAP post 2020, globalisation and climate change.

Speaking at Carrigaline Macra’s talk ‘‘Irish Agriculture – at a Crossroads’’ on Monday night, Creed said “the future of the CAP post 2020 is something we need to begin to get our heads around. Maintaining the size of the budget is one of many challenges facing the EU, and we need to be prepared to defend it. The founding principals of CAP are as relevant now as they ever have been.”