A provisional agreement has been reached between the European Council and the European Parliament on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.
The deal includes provisions to ensure greater support for smaller farms and to help young farmers enter the profession. The proposals will have to be approved by individual member states.
A statement from the EU Council says it paves the way for a simpler, fairer and greener CAP.
Ballagahdereen native Vincent Roddy of the Irish Natura and Hill farmers association was in Brussels for the conclusion of the talks.
He says it's a good day for the majority of farmers in this region :