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.