Archive | September, 2013

“Habemus consilium rusticarum”

The outstanding elements in the CAP political agreement are finally agreed.

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Distributing farm payments in Ireland

Submission outlining my views on convergence, flexibility and coupling in the implementation of the Direct Payments regulation in Ireland

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OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Report 2013

Latest OECD agricultural policy monitoring report shows 9% increase in measured support to EU farmers in 2012, due to widening gap between producer and world market prices.

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The end of export subsidies?

The new single CMO regulation introduces a further tightening of the limits on the use of export subsidies in the future.

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EU budget negotiations and farmers’ 2013 single farm payment

Uncertainty will continue over the value of 2013 SFP payment entitlements until the end of this year.

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