Speaking in Brussels yesterday evening, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the agreement represents a “hugely significant development in the history of the Cap”.

The Irish presidency of the European Council reached agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy yesterday, paving the way for the most sign(...)

27/02/2013 News IFA dairy protestFarmers and IFA members Larry Hannon (left) from Kildare and Donal Murphy from Wexford among IFA  Liquid Milk Farmers protested in Dublin's Grafton Street yesterday giving out free milk to passerbys as they drew attention to the fact that they are going broke because of the proces they are being paid for supplying milk. They are  seeking an extra 8% / L of the average retail price to be paid back to them. They currently get 33 cent a litre on average. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / THE IRISH TIMES Keywords : milk dairy farmer agriculture cow protest

Irish farming groups gave a cautious welcome to an agreement on the single farm payment reached last night in Brussels, as part of a radical re(...)

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