Minister Accused of Discrimination against Hill Farmers
Date: December 4, 2014
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has expressed astonishment that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is insisting on imposing regulations in regard to hill and commonage farmers participating in the new GLAS environmental...
Vigilance Needed on new Farm & Rural Development Policy
Date: November 21, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has urged the farmers’ organisations and others concerned with the agriculture and rural development sectors to be absolutely vigilant in monitoring the implementation of measures under the reformed...
Harkin Backs IFA on Rural Development Funding
Date: November 14, 2013
“Full co-financing of Pillar 11 rural development schemes is a crucial element in the CAP programme soon to be unveiled by Minister Coveney.
Final CAP deal flexible enough to deserve Irish farmers' support:
Date: June 27, 2013
Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (26 June) described the final deal on CAP reform as "a reasonable compromise which contains enough flexibility to safeguard the future of Irish farmers on both good and marginal land".
Donegal has lowest average single farm payment
Date: March 11, 2013
Following a meeting with IFA representatives and other farmers in Donegal town Marian Harkin MEP has called for a greater level of fairness in the distribution of the single farm payment from 2015 onwards. " Last time out...
Harkin Responds to IFA Criticism
Date: March 8, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has described criticism by the IFA of her attitude to Pillar 2 of the Common Agriculture Policy as a total misrepresentation and an attempt to deflect the attention of farmers from the fact that, as...
Harkin Welcomes Focus on Family Farm at Claremorris CAP Meeting
Date: March 3, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has warned that in the absence of any commitment to Pillar 2 funding, that the focus had to be on how the Single Farm Payment (SFP) would be distributed in the reform of the Common Agricultural...
Fairness Necessary in Deciding Future Farm Payments Harkin tells Ennis Meeting
Date: February 24, 2013
New proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to be raised in Brussels today, Monday, February 25th could have great significance in relation to the distribution of the Single Farm Payment (SFP) element of the...
Fairness must be central to CAP Reform
Date: February 11, 2013
Complete flattening of Single Farm Payments would not be an equitable outcome to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and fairness had to be at the core of the eventual agreement. This was stated by Independent MEP...
Harkin challenges Coveney on CAP greening payment
Date: January 31, 2013
"A step in the wrong direction" was the verdict of Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (31 January) commenting on statements by Simon Coveney indicating tentative support for CAP greening payments as a...