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Friday 19 January 2018

Macra meetings set to advise over CAP

Macra Na Feirme is to hold a series of information meetings for members on the CAP consultative process. The meetings are being organised in association with IFAC accountants.

Among the topics to be discussed are: Overview of CAP reform proposals for young farmers; analysis of options/ benefits by IFAC accountants; question and answer session on CAP young farmer proposals.

For the first time in CAP history there is a specific provision in Pillar I directed at young farmers by way of a 25pc top up on their single farm payment. A fully funded national reserve will also be available again to allow new entrants to establish a worthwhile entitlement for themselves.

"This fund has to be protected to allow it to work for the entire duration of the next CAP period," a Macra statement said.

The meetings take place at the following venues at 8pm:

* Kildalton Agricultural College, Tuesday, Sept 10; Clonakilty Agricultural College, Wednesday, Sept 11; Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Tuesday, Sept 17; Mountbellew Agricultural College, Wednesday, Sept 18; Gurteen Agricultural College, Thursday, Sept 19; Pallaskenry Agricultural College, Tuesday, Oct 1.

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