CAP / Schemes

New land map can inform policy and benefit farmers

New land map can inform policy and benefit farmers

A new land map and classification system have been created for the Republic of Ireland, dividing the country into nine...

May 7, 2021

Organic Farming Scheme: ‘Is the juice worth the squeeze?’

Organic Farming Scheme: ‘Is the juice worth the squeeze?’

The work and expense involved in converting to and maintaining an organic farm needs to be better recognised according to...

May 7, 2021

REAP to close for applications on Monday

REAP to close for applications on Monday

The Results-Based Environmental-Agri Pilot Project (REAP) will close for applications on Monday (May 10). The scheme opened for applications on...

May 7, 2021

Department modelling on CAP payments is ‘misleading’ – INHFA

Department modelling on CAP payments is ‘misleading’ – INHFA

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has condemned a recent document released by the Department of Agriculture Food...

May 7, 2021

Agriculture minister gives assurances to farmers affected by Leitrim landslide

Agriculture minister gives assurances to farmers affected by Leitrim landslide

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has said that farmers and landowners affected by the Leitrim landslide...

May 7, 2021

Bord Bia on-farm audits to recommence on May 17

Bord Bia on-farm audits to recommence on May 17

In line with the new public health measures announced by the government, Bord Bia on-farm audits can recommence on May...

May 6, 2021

317 applications received for 2021 Organic Farming Scheme

317 applications received for 2021 Organic Farming Scheme

317 applications were received in respect of the 2021 Organic Farming Scheme, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

May 5, 2021

New CAP must treat all farmers equally – ICSA

New CAP must treat all farmers equally – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is calling for farmer equality in the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP),...

May 4, 2021

Farmers urged to get BPS applications in on time as deadline looms

Farmers urged to get BPS applications in on time as deadline looms

Farmers have been urged to get their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications in ahead of the looming deadline – which...

May 4, 2021

REAP – farmers urged to apply before May 10 deadline

REAP – farmers urged to apply before May 10 deadline

Farmers are being urged to apply for a new pilot environment scheme, Results-Based Environment-Agri Pilot Project (REAP), before the May...

April 30, 2021

Organic farmers exclusion from REAP ‘sends wrong message’

Organic farmers exclusion from REAP ‘sends wrong message’

The exclusion of organic farmers from the Rural Environmental-Agri Pilot Programme (REAP) “sends the wrong message”, according to one farm...

April 29, 2021

INHFA highlights CAP concerns in letter to McConalogue

INHFA highlights CAP concerns in letter to McConalogue

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has written to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue...

April 29, 2021

How many farmers applied for the Dairy Beef pilot…and from where?

How many farmers applied for the Dairy Beef pilot…and from where?

The Dairy Beef Calf pilot programme – launched by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – closed for...

April 27, 2021

McConalogue concerned over EU Parliament CAP proposals

McConalogue concerned over EU Parliament CAP proposals

At a meeting of EU agriculture ministers today (Monday, April 26), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue...

April 26, 2021

DAFM: Error in BEAM letters issued recently to farmers

DAFM: Error in BEAM letters issued recently to farmers

Letters issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in recent days relating to the Beef Exceptional...

April 26, 2021

‘Unacceptable’ that CAP negotiations will not be voted on in Dáil

‘Unacceptable’ that CAP negotiations will not be voted on in Dáil

Irish government negotiations with the European Commission on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must have proper Dáil...

April 26, 2021

Minister disputes claims over CAP payments on peatlands

Minister disputes claims over CAP payments on peatlands

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has moved to counter concerns from TDs over Common Agricultural Policy...

April 23, 2021

One week left to apply for Organic Farming Scheme

One week left to apply for Organic Farming Scheme

Farmers who are considering going organic have just one more week to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme, with the...

April 23, 2021