IFA President Joe Healy said the Department of Agriculture CAP analysis published today does not show the full impact of the CAP proposals as it omits the impact of the €97m per annum cut which is part of the current EU Commission proposal. This amounts to €678m for the seven years of the CAP programme, before the impact of inflation.
Following confirmation that applications worth less than €80m have been received for the €100m Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has to revise the conditions of the scheme and re-open it.
24 09 2019
Following a protest today at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today, Minister Josepha Madigan has agreed to meet IFA next week.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said following a request from the IFA, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has made a necessary extension to the closing date for the BEAM scheme, to Sunday September 15th.
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.