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Friday 23 June 2017

Smith says SFP review alternatives are needed

IRELAND may have to examine alternatives to the historic basis for calculating the Single Farm Payment (SFP), Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith has suggested.

Minister Smith pointed out changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2013 would inevitably flow from the EU-wide discussions process, which is likely to gather pace this year.

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