Agricultural Policy

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    Summary

    • Reduce concentration of farm assets and control of big agri-producers.
    • Promote the establishment of small local processors.
    • Promote cooperative models of farm ownership.
    • Reduce the dependency of small and medium sized farmers on the CAP.
    • Impose a profit levy on the major producers and supermarkets
    • Intervene to make prices less volatile.
    • Incentivise the development of organic farming for local consumption and direct farmer markets.
    • Incentivise an increase in tillage farming from 10% -40%.
    • Look at the viability of creating a domestic hemp industry.
    • Prioritise organic fertilisers – turn slurry into biofuel.
    • Reform the Glás Scheme
    • Reform the Commonage Rules
    • Support for farmers affected by Brexit.
    • Complete opposition to CITA, TTIP and other forms of neoliberal free trade agreements.