McConalogue concludes CAP consultation tour in Castlerea today (Thursday)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue will conclude his Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) Consultation Tour in Castlerea this evening (Thursday 11th).

  The Minister has confirmed that he will speak at Castlerea Livestock Mart at 8 pm as he brings his nationwide tour to an end. 

  Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan must be submitted before January 1st of next year in order to have the new CAP in place for January 2023. 

  “I have enjoyed meeting as many farmers as possible – 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,” Minister McConalogue said.

  “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 has been another step in that commitment to farm families. 

  “While time is tight, there is still time for farmers to have their voices heard in these hugely historic CAP reforms, and we have just opened another public consultation on the draft environmental report on the proposed CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027,” he concluded.