The IFA has called on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and the Government to act decisively to protect farmers and rural Ireland in advance of upcoming European negotiations on CAP.
IFA has intensified its CAP campaign with the publication of its Six Key Objectives policy document.
IFA Rural Development Chairman Michael Biggins from Glencorrib in South Mayo says decisions in the coming weeks and months will decide the direction of our sector for the next seven years.
He met the Minister for Agriculture this week and is urging him to show real mettle during the key negotiations ahead.
The IFA is holding a series of regional CAP meetings over the next fortnight.
The Connacht meeting will take place next Thursday evening (May 20th) at 8pm online.
Michael Biggins has been speaking to Midwest News...