Members get low-down on CAP changes

AN open meeting focusing on the changes to farm payments and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was held by the Carmarthenshire branch of the FUW recently.

INFORMATIVE MEETING: Welsh Government farm liaison officer Rita Jones with FUW Carmarthenshire county chairman Brian Richards.

INFORMATIVE MEETING: Welsh Government farm liaison officer Rita Jones with FUW Carmarthenshire county chairman Brian Richards.

 

The meeting at Llanarthne Village Hall attracted a large attendance from members in the county and Welsh Government farm liaison officer Rita Jones gave a presentation on the changes to the Single Application Form and CAP.

Her presentation was followed by a lively debate that provided members with the opportunity to ask some pertinent questions. FUW Carmarthenshire county executive officer David Waters said: “2015 is a critical year in which new Basic Payment entitlements will be created and new rules have changed both eligibility for payments and land management requirements.

I would like to thank Mrs Jones for the informative presentation she gave at our meeting, which shed light on some of the questions our members had regarding the minefield that is SAF and CAP.”

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