Harty Fears Farmers Facing ‘Frightening Challenge’ In Face Of CAP Reduction

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Clare’s Independent TD fears farmers are facing a frightening challenge ahead with cuts to the Common Agricultural Policu budget.

The European Union has announced that the money allocated to CAP will be scaled back by 5 percent.

It’s currently worth around 12 billion euro to the Irish economy each year and it’s feared a reduction of that same figure will be experienced across the union.

T├ínaiste Simon Coveney has blamed it on the fact that savings need to be made because of Britain’s EU exit but Dr Michael Harty is concerned: