A North Mayo man is calling on farmers to deny the public access to their lands, in protest of CAP negotiations breaking down on Thursday night.
Gerry Loftus says that small farmers across the region will be trampled into the ground by possible changes to the Common Agricultural Policy.
The Founder of Ireland’s Future says that the Irish Government want the status quo to remain and are opting against, what he termed a fairer redistribution of the CAP budget.
Meanwhile, the IFA accused the EU Agriculture Commissioner of trying to turn CAP into a social welfare payment and said negotiations were ‘going backwards.’
EU agriculture ministers will reconvene negotiations in June after lawmakers rejected a last-minute proposal on key issues about how to green the EU’s farm policy.
Gerry Loftus has been discussing the latest developments with Midwest News.