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Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Small farmers need to be protected by CAP post 2020 – Power

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Declan Power (left) on the canvass in Drogheda Rural with local FF party faithful Noel Feeney.

Fianna Fáil Local Election Candidate for Drogheda Rural, Declan Power has said that the MEPs elected to represent Ireland need to send a strong message that the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should protect Irish farmers.

Mr. Power has also called for the Pillar 1 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) ceiling of €60,000 to be adopted.

“Member states should be permitted to decide on the capping of direct payments at national level” he said, adding that this should be contained in the next CAP reform.

“It’s Fianna Fáil Policy that the next CAP should reduce the current BPS payment ceiling to €60,000 in Ireland from the current ceiling of €150,000.

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“I wholeheartedly agree with this policy as I know that this would safeguard small and medium sized farmers.

“Ireland is a nation of family farmers and this is a socially progressive policy which will help to preserve the important family model of farming and will help those on low incomes.

“At an EU, national and local level Fianna Fáil will continue to campaign to achieve this as a key measure of our agriculture policy in the time ahead”, he concluded.

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