An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met this week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers.
Improved farmer crisis preparation tools in the future CAP was under discussion at the EU Agriculture Ministers informal Ag Council meeting in Tallinn at the beginning of last week.
IFA President Joe Healy said there is rising anger among cattle farmers over the severe beef price cuts.
Based on Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week.
While Brussels was quiet during August, the continued work of the Brexit Task Force 50 Team ensured the Commission was particularly active on one of IFA’s most pressing concerns.