It’s A CAP Trap, Billy


And you’ve been caught.

This afternoon.

Department of Agriculture, Dublin 2.

Extinction Rebellion partnered with some Irish farmers to hold a demonstration highlighting how the government is ‘complicit in encouraging constant growth within the agricultural sector, at the expense of the environment and small farmers’ quality of life’.


European Union negotiators have struck a deal on reforms to the bloc’s huge farming subsidy programme, introducing new measures aimed at protecting small farms and curbing agriculture’s environmental impact.

The deal ends a near three-year struggle over the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy.
It will use up around a third of the EU’s 2021-2027 budget, spending €387bn on payments to farmers and support for rural development.

EU strikes deal on CAP farm subsidies (RTÉ)


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