Open farming meeting to discuss CAP
WICKLOW farmers are invited to attend an open meeting on the CAP campaign which takes place in New Ross this month.
The event is part of a series of meetings taking part in the New Year to discuss CAP and ANCs. The outcome of these matters will impact on direct payments, far schemes and income. The meetings are being organised by the IFA.
The Wexford event takes place in Brandon House Hotel, New Ross on January 15 at 8 p.m..
IFA President Joe Healy is urging people to attend.
‘The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a critical year, given the decisions that will be made on CAP post-2020. The outcome of the CAP process will decide the Budget for Ireland and the level of support for Irish farmers for the next seven years. Direct payments are critical for farmers’ incomes and we expect the Government to fight for an increase in the CAP Budget,’ sad Mr Healy.
Matters to be discussed include the state of play with the CAP negotiations, the IFA’s campaign to protect farmers’ direct payments, the key dates in 2019 that members need to be aware of and what the recent ANC review means for farmers and how they can appeal the outcome if they were excluded.
Further dates and locations for meetings due to take place in February have yet to be confirmed.