Common Agricultural Policy

  • Review of EU powers over UK agriculture and fisheries

    People with knowledge of farming and fishing industries have been invited to share their views on how membership of the EU has affected the UK national interest. The calls for evidence form part of the Government’s Balance of Competences Review, which is an analysis of the scope of EU powers and the effects they have on the UK. The agriculture report will examine EU powers for the Common Agricultural Policy, plant health and forestry; the Fisheries report ...

    Posted at October 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Review of EU powers over UK agriculture and fisheries
  • CAP policy deals stuck

    The UK has struck a number of deals to keep the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on its path of reform. In response to pressure, the Agriculture Council has provided reassurance that each of the four UK countries can continue to implement CAP regionally. Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, comments: “A one size fits all approach to CAP just doesn’t work. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales must be allowed the freedom to deliver outcomes tailored to their own ...

    Posted at March 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on CAP policy deals stuck