CAP / Schemes

€4m begins issuing to 1,000 farmers in Organic Farming Scheme

€4m begins issuing to 1,000 farmers in Organic Farming Scheme

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has announced the start of the 2021 advance payments for the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS). ...

November 26, 2021

€16m in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to begin

€16m in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to begin

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced the commencement of advance payments under year five of...

November 26, 2021

MEPs support removal of  TAMS age limit for women in farming

MEPs support removal of TAMS age limit for women in farming

A number of Irish members of the European Parliament (MEPs) would support the lifting of an age limit that would...

November 26, 2021

Eco schemes – ICSA ‘relieved’ to see additional options and improvements

Eco schemes – ICSA ‘relieved’ to see additional options and improvements

Confirmation of the addition of three eco schemes – to the existing five – in the next Common Agricultural Policy...

November 25, 2021

Three new eco-scheme options to be provided

Three new eco-scheme options to be provided

Three additional eco-scheme measures will be made available to farmers, on top of the five that have already been announced,...

November 25, 2021

Entitlements: Department considers changes to sale clawback

Entitlements: Department considers changes to sale clawback

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is considering some changes to the rules relating to clawbacks on the...

November 25, 2021

CAP deal: ‘We cannot let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of good’

CAP deal: ‘We cannot let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of good’

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform agreement received its final ratification in the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, November 23), almost...

November 24, 2021

Macra calls for eco-scheme to include milk recording

Macra calls for eco-scheme to include milk recording

Macra na Feirme is reiterating calls for the inclusion of faecal sampling and milk recording as potential measures that farmers...

November 24, 2021

CAP: Irish MEPs weigh in on the farm-reform package

CAP: Irish MEPs weigh in on the farm-reform package

After a lengthy legislative process, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) finally had the opportunity to vote on reform of...

November 23, 2021

CAP: MEPs vote in favour of new EU farm reform

CAP: MEPs vote in favour of new EU farm reform

The European Parliament has approved the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) following a lengthy legislative process. A deal was struck...

November 23, 2021

CAP deal: European Parliament set to give final green light today

CAP deal: European Parliament set to give final green light today

A vote will take place in a full sitting of the European Parliament today (Tuesday, November 23) that is expected...

November 23, 2021

Government ‘has to listen to message from tractor rally’

Government ‘has to listen to message from tractor rally’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the government “has to listen” to the message from its tractor rally...

November 22, 2021

Female farmers being forced to ‘jump through hoops’ by minister

Female farmers being forced to ‘jump through hoops’ by minister

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has been accused of forcing women on farms to “jump...

November 22, 2021

Minister McConalogue ‘commits to 25% eco-scheme’

Minister McConalogue ‘commits to 25% eco-scheme’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has “committed” to funding eco-schemes to the tune of 25% of...

November 22, 2021

IFA tractor convoy heads home…but Cullinan warns of more to come

IFA tractor convoy heads home…but Cullinan warns of more to come

The tractor convoy in Dublin today (Sunday, November 21), organised by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), is heading for home...

November 21, 2021

IBLA: ‘No way we could recommend members join IFA rally’

IBLA: ‘No way we could recommend members join IFA rally’

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has said that it “can see no way” that it could recommend that...

November 19, 2021

BDGP: Option to extend contracts to next year now available

BDGP: Option to extend contracts to next year now available

Farmers who are part of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) can now avail of the option to extend...

November 19, 2021

European organic movement warns of ‘insufficient ambition’ in CAP strategic plans

European organic movement warns of ‘insufficient ambition’ in CAP strategic plans

A European organic food and farming movement has warned of “insufficient ambitions” in CAP strategic plans. IFOAM Organics Europe has...

November 18, 2021