Thursday, 30 May 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Common Agricultural Policy Reform
118. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has examined the possibility of introducing a whole farm scheme such as REPS here for the next CAP reform; and if it is possible to introduce a whole farm scheme post-2020 based on the European Commission proposals published in June 2018. [23173/19]
Agri-environment policy is subject to the CAP reform negotiations that are currently under way. A CAP consultation process with farming bodies and stakeholders in relation to this process commenced this week.
Any future agri-environment scheme will be dependent on the outcome of these CAP negotiations.