The Common Agricultural Policy must come into effect so farmers can collect their environmental supplement payments, according to the founder of Ireland’s Future Gerry Loftus.

Gerry Loftus and his team attended meetings in Brussels on agriculture, environment and climate change.

The organisation believes that Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, must introduce a scheme for the intervening period until the new CAP is in place.

He claims some farmers will suffer a financial loss of €5,000 per year in the absence of the new CAP as they await GLAS and AEOS payments.

Gerry Loftus told Midwest News that the move towards carbon neutrality may put the EU’s support for the CAP in doubt.

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