Following any agreed transition period, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will no longer apply to NI once the UK leaves the European Union. Therefore the views of stakeholders are being sought on a ‘Future Agricultural Policy Framework’ document to help shape the debate on future support arrangements for NI.
Following initial engagement with a number of stakeholders representing farming, food and environmental interests, the Department is now seeking views from across a much broader range of stakeholders on possible future agricultural support arrangements.
Final decisions on a future agricultural policy will be for Ministers to take. Following this exercise it is likely, therefore, that there will be further consultations on any specific proposals which arise as a result of this exercise.