Farming & Property Bulletin – May 2014

CAP Reform Announcements Delayed

 Unfortunately, the expected announcement by the government on further CAP Reform decisions, in particular greening, has been delayed. The delay in DEFRA announcing the details of how greening will work is becoming very frustrating for all. Many bodies such as the NFU and CAAV tell them that cropping decisions are being made now and professional advisors cannot advise their clients until such information is released but we now do not expect to know any more until the end of May. The delay is because the various authorities go into shut down mode in the run up to the European elections on the 22nd May which means that governments are not allowed to make any announcements that may influence voters in the run-up to an election.