The new CAP will be much tougher on farmers, who will be caught bending the rules to gain benefits, the ministry warns

Farmers who try to circumvent the rules of the new CAP for their own gain face significant penalties, an agriculture ministry official has warned.

Rancis Morrin, head of the department’s CAP entitlements and financial control unit, speaking at the Teagasc Tillage Forum in Kildare last week, said the new CAP will be much tougher on farmers, who will be artificially caught to create the conditions to grow the crops Bypass rules and get benefits.

Examples include dividing herds to avoid capping or selling rights to create bare land for a young farmer or new farmer to benefit from.

Morrin also highlighted situations where young farmers exist only on paper and have neither managerial nor financial control over the farm.

“The new CAP is significantly stronger than the current CAP and previous CAPs in this respect,” he said. “It’s an issue that comes up again and again in the European Commission and Parliament. There is no doubt that there is more control over it.

“Please be careful as you step into the new CAP, including those here who are advisors. Don’t put yourself in a situation where you could be tempted to circumvent it,” he said.

To help farmers plan new CAP programs, the Department of Agriculture has made their individual stocking rates available to farmers agfood.ie.

Under the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plan, farmer stocking densities are used to determine eligibility for the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme, the Eco-Scheme Agricultural Practice on Extensive Livestock Production and the Organic Farming Scheme. Farmers can also use their stocking density to pass the Active Farmer exam.

On agfood.ieFarmers can now see their stocking densities for 2021 and 2022 (so far).

It is important to note that farmers’ stocking densities in 2022 will be used as the basis for the corresponding CAP programs in 2023. In order to offer farmers maximum flexibility, the ministry will also allow farmers to use the 2023 stocking density alternatively.

However, using storage quotas for 2023 may result in system payments not being issued until March of the following year, e.g. B. March 2024 for system year 2023.

https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/schemes/new-cap-will-be-much-harsher-on-farmers-caught-bending-the-rules-to-get-benefits-department-warns-41982967.html The new CAP will be much tougher on farmers, who will be caught bending the rules to gain benefits, the ministry warns

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