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Laois farmers encouraged to have their say on the future of CAP


The public consultation on the draft interventions proposed for the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plan is being extended by one week.

The EU’s common agricultural policy is a partnership between agriculture and society, and between Europe and its farmers.

Minister Charlie McConalogue confirmed there will be a further widescale consultation process later in the year before the final CAP programme is sent to the European Commission for scrutiny no later than January 1 2022.

But for now, the deadline to make submissions on the draft plan has been extended until September 3 – with Laois TD Charlie Flanagan encouraging Laois farmers to have their say.

He said: “Farmers now have until Friday September 3 to make submissions under the consultation process for the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plan.

“The previous deadline was August 27, but it has now been extended by one week by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue.

“It is important that all farmers across Laois and Offaly have their say in what is such a crucial consultation on the future of farming in this country.

“With the impact of Brexit and the ongoing work on climate mitigation, this will be the most important CAP in living memory.

“The Government launched this consultation at the end of July and there have been a series of public meetings on it.

“However, we want to ensure that every farmer can have their say on how best to achieve the economic, environmental and social objectives of the CAP.

“I am encouraging farmers to make their views known. They can send a written submission marked ‘Draft interventions for CAP Strategic Plan’ to CAPStrategicPlan@agriculture.gov.ie or by post to CAP Rural Development Division, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin, D02 WK12.”

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