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IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has criticised the decision by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to hold back 15% of the 2019 ANC payments. This will result in over €35m not getting to farmers until December.

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IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said the first batch of 130 appeals has been sent to the Independent Panel as part of the ANC review.

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IFA National Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has advised farmers who have not lodged their ANC appeal to do so without delay.

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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 ” –  IFA President Joe Healy

The IFA will hold four open meetings in Munster this January and February to discuss CAP and ANC’s. The outcome of these matters will impact your direct payments, farm schemes and income. We want to update you on our progress to date and hear what you think.

Join us and make sure your voice is heard.

January 17th, 2019, 8pm – Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co. Cork

January 23rd, 2019, 8pm – Corrin Mart, Fermoy, Co. Cork

February 4th, 8pm, – South Court Hotel, Limerick

February 7th, 2019, 8pm – Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Co.Kerry

 

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 ” –  IFA President Joe Healy

The IFA is holding a number of open farmer meetings around the country on

  • 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.

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