Coveney announces first in series of information meetings for farmers on the implementation of cap reform

-   Simon Coveney TD

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that his Department will hold a series of 14 regional Information Meetings in relation to CAP implementation from Monday 9th March to Tuesday 31st March.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide information to farmers on future requirements in relation to the Basic Payment Scheme under Pillar I and the GLAS scheme under Pillar II of the CAP.

Commenting on the meetings, the Minister said: “this is an important opportunity for farmers to inform themselves on how the key elements of the new CAP reform arrangements will operate. They will have an opportunity to obtain information and advice in relation to the new Basic Payment Scheme, National Reserve, Greening and the new GLAS agri-environmental scheme. In the case of greening and on-line applications, farmers will also be facilitated in obtaining advice on a one-to-one basis from Department staff, which will be available during the afternoons at the same venues.”

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