CAP Can Play Important Role In Creating Rural Jobs – Carthy

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy who is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed a vote which saw a report entitled “How the CAP can Help to Create Rural Jobs”, receive the overwhelming support of MEPs. Carthy, who was a negotiator for the report stated after the vote in Brussels: […]

IFA Warns CAP 2013 Fallout Frightening For Agricultural Sector

IFA President John Bryan said the fallout from anything less than a full Budget for the Single Farm Payment and Rural Development measures Commissioner Ciolos in the CAP 2013 reform is frightening and will damage irreparably Ireland’s €24bn agri-food sector. Speaking one week before the IFA’s Day of Action in Dublin, John Bryan pointed out […]

IFA President Rejects Commission Proposals On Flat-Rate Payment And Greening

Speaking in Brussels following the publication of the CAP document in Brussels today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan strongly rejected the EU Commission proposals on flat-rate payments and greening, as they would seriously impact on primary producers who are the main drivers of the agriculture sector. John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney […]

Ciolos On Wrong Track With Cap Proposals – IFA

Speaking in Brussels ahead of the official publication of the CAP document in Brussels today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan said the proposals would be very negative for Irish agriculture and active farmers. He said, “Commissioner Ciolos is creating a serious conflict between our ambitions to increase production and what he wants in CAP post-2013. […]

IFA Reject Birdwatch Claims As Flawed And Misguided

In rejecting the allegations from Birdwatch Ireland, IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley pointed to the failings of environment groups, which forced destocking on upland commonage areas in the past. This resulted in many areas becoming overgrown, affecting farm viability and damaging natural habitats for birds. He said, “If the bird population is dropping, it’s […]

EU CAP 2013 Proposals Would Decimate Agricultural Production & Cut Economic Output By €1.25BN – IFA

Speaking at the AIB Tullamore Show, IFA President John Bryan has warned that the proposals in the EU Commission’s leaked document on the CAP post-2013 would lead to the destruction of the current Single Farm Payment system “in a senseless drive to impose a flat-rate payment which will decimate agricultural production by up to 30%, […]

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