EU farming ministers have accepted the provisional deal struck on Friday in relation to reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
It brings the proposal a step closer to becoming law.
According to the EU, the new deal bolsters environmental measures, and also includes provisions to ensure more targeted support for smaller farms.
Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue insists it’s a good deal for Irish farmers
However because of the nature of the agreement some of the money that is coming into Wexford currently will move out of the county to other regions under the new plan
This is due to a system known as convergence where funding from productive farming will be paid on more general land use irrespective of production
Wexford Labour Councillor George Lawlor says its a bad deal for the Wexford farming and rural economy