Detailed information on the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
If you want to stay in touch with details of the reformed CAP then this is the page to come to.
Every week in the Irish Farmers Journal Common Agricultural Policy expert Peter Young explains different aspects of the reformed CAP and provides detailed information on its implementation across Europe.
Peter Young is a full-time journalist with the Irish Farmers Journal where he has worked for the last 16 years. During that time he has written extensively on dairying, beef, farm finance and more recently CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) reform. Peter is a Qualified Financial Advisor and a member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland and LIA, the Professional Association of Financial Services. With his wife Jenny, he runs a 100 cow dairy farm in Kildare.
To read Peter’s weekly Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) updates click on the Links below.
Week 1: Irish Farmers Journal 30 August 2014. Country decisions and implications of CAP reform for Ireland.
Week 2: Irish Farmers Journal 6 September 2014. Each region in Britain has made its own decision on CAP reform.
Week 3: Irish Farmers Journal 13 September 2014. Smaller farmers and livestock producers are the focus for the main EU states.
Week 4: Irish Farmers Journal 20 September 2014. Peter Young looks at the decisions made by states further away from Ireland.
Week 5: Irish Farmers Journal 27 September 2014. In the final part of the series, Peter Young looks at the implications for Ireland of the CAP choices made in other member states.
CAP NEWS FEATURE: Peter Young looks at mushroom production here for lessons on how producer organisations could help Irish beef farmers
CAP NEWS FEATURE: Peter Young talks to farmers who are working in existing producer and purchasing groups