Around 200 farms to be affected by €100,000 CAP limit

Around 200 farms to be affected by €100,000 CAP limit

Just under 200 Irish farms will be affected by one of the main proposals to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy which will set a cap of €100,000 on payments to farmers.

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Mixed response to new CAP proposal

Mixed response to new CAP proposal

There has been a mixed response to the agreement on the Common Agriculture Policy.

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Farmers to be guaranteed minimum payment under CAP reform

Farmers to be guaranteed minimum payment under CAP reform

Farmers are to be guaranteed a minimum payment under a reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) agreed in Luxembourg.

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Farmers to protest CAP reform

Farmers to protest CAP reform

Farmers will today mount a protest outside Dublin Castle against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

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Coveney: I haven't bowed to pressures over CAP

Coveney: I haven't bowed to pressures over CAP

Simon Coveney, the Minister for Agriculture, says he has not bowed to pressures from the European Commission in relation to cuts under the Common Agricultural Policy.

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O Cuiv: CAP reform must ensure fairer distribution of funds

O Cuiv: CAP reform must ensure fairer distribution of funds

Fianna Fáil say bigger farmers can afford to take cut at the expense of smaller farmers.

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IFA: Proposed changes to CAP must be changed

IFA: Proposed changes to CAP must be changed

The Irish Farmers Association stated today that some of the proposed Common Agriculture Policy changes will not work for Ireland and must be changed.

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Smith departs for CAP talks

The Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith is travelling to Poland and Hungary today for talks on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013.

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CAP reform could 'put 10,000 farmers out of business'

FRS, a company that organises farm relief services in Ireland, has claimed that up to 10,000 Irish dairy farmers will be forced out of business by the planned reform of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy.

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ICSA angered at exclusion from CAP reform talks

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has lashed out at its exclusion from national talks on the EU's planned reform of the Common Agriculture Policy.

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Farmers meet to discuss CAP

The Irish Farm Organisation met with the Minister for Agriculture, Joe Walsh, this afternoon to try to agree on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

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Farm ministers seek compromise subsidy deal

EU agriculture ministers started a new round of complex, politically sensitive talks today on reforms of the €43.4bn farm subsidy programme.

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CAP talks resume in Luxemburg

EU Ministers resume talks on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy in Luxemburg later today.

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EU farm ministers in second day of CAP talks

Today marks a second day of talks by EU farm ministers in Luxembourg regarding reforms of the common agricultural policy.

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IFA: CAP reform would impact badly on farmers

The Irish Farmers Association has claimed that the proposed EU reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy would have serious detrimental effects on Irish farmers.

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Farmers urge minister to oppose EU dairy reform

Farmers have urged Agriculture Minister Joe Walsh to oppose the EU's proposed reform of the dairy sector at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

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Farmers urge Govt to oppose CAP reform

The ICMSA has urged the Government to strongly resist EU Agriculture Minister Franz Fischler's proposed reform of the Common Agriculture Policy.

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Agricultural Minister arrives in Brussels for talks

The Minister for Agriculture has arrived in Brussels for talks regarding the CAP reform proposals.

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IFA call on Walsh to reject CAP changes

The Irish Farmers Association says it will impress on the Minister for Agriculture to resist proposed changes in the Common Agricultural Policy.

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McKenna welcomes proposed CAP reform

Green Party MEP Patricia McKenna has welcomed the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, saying it will end the severe environmental damage caused by intensive farming.

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Govt to fight to keep farm grants

Agriculture Minister Joe Walsh has said the Government will take a cautious approach to the reforms proposed in the mid-term review of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

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IFA slams proposed CAP reform

The Irish Farmers Association has criticised the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, saying it would reduce payments to farmers by €300m annually.

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CAP reforms 'more value' for farmers

Radical new reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy have been published by the European Commission in Brussels.

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