Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is to visit two Donegal marts this Friday to discuss the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) with farming families.
The Donegal Minister will speak at Raphoe Mart at 12noon and Carndonagh Mart at 7pm this Friday 25th September.
The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) Consultation Tour is part of the Minister’s plan to visit every county to meet with farmers and hear directly from farmers as part of the CAP consultation process over the coming weeks.
Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan must be submitted before 1 January 2022 in order to have the new CAP in place for January 2023.
“I look forward to meeting as many farmers as possible in the weeks ahead – I want to put farm families at the centre of this CAP. This is farmers’ CAP and I want to hear from farmers in every county. Earlier this year, I committed to bringing this CAP to every calving shed, every milking parlour every tillage field and every farm kitchen table and this is another step in that commitment to farm families.
“While time is tight, there is still time for farmers to have their voices heard in this hugely historic CAP negotiation. ”
Details on mart visits will be released through agri, social and local media. Interested farmers are encouraged to contact their farming organisations or their local mart before attending due to necessary COVID-19 restrictions and responsibilities.