New deal for farmers voted through European Parliament

 

A new deal for farmers has been voted through the European Parliament.

MEPs have backed the new Common Agricultural Policy with a large majority.

It’s hoped the reformed CAP will prove to be “greener, fairer, more flexible”, according to the parliament.

At least one-quarter of farmers’ funding will now depend on environmental schemes.

Midlands North-West MEP, Colm Markey, voted for the deal. He says he hopes the new green rules will prove to be workable for Irish farmers:

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