CAP / Schemes

Drinks Ireland calls for boost in tillage production in next CAP

Drinks Ireland calls for boost in tillage production in next CAP

Drinks Ireland, the industry body representing the alcoholic beverages industry, has called for an increase in tillage production and a...

September 8, 2021

TAMS: Approval granted to all applicants in Tranche 22

TAMS: Approval granted to all applicants in Tranche 22

Approval has commenced for all qualified applications received under Tranche 22 of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS), it has...

September 8, 2021

Farm to Fork strategy ‘must not be made untenable’ for agri-food

Farm to Fork strategy ‘must not be made untenable’ for agri-food

The Farm to Fork strategy must not be made “untenable” for the agri-food sector, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)...

September 8, 2021

Derogation farmers: Do you know your hedge-cutting commitments?

Derogation farmers: Do you know your hedge-cutting commitments?

As hedge-cutting starts up once more across the Irish countryside, farmers who avail of the Nitrates Derogation should take heed...

September 7, 2021

Macra calls for ‘robust’ active farmer definition under next CAP

Macra calls for ‘robust’ active farmer definition under next CAP

Macra na Feirme has called for a ‘robust” definition of an active farmer to be established “to ensure payments are...

September 6, 2021

Suckler farmers should only join SBLAS ‘on its merits’

Suckler farmers should only join SBLAS ‘on its merits’

Suckler farmers should only have to join the Bord Bia Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) on the scheme’s...

September 6, 2021

Farmers urged to complete department questionnaire on CSP

Farmers urged to complete department questionnaire on CSP

Farmers are being urged to complete a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine questionnaire on the Common Agricultural Policy...

September 2, 2021

Connecting on CAP: Farmers ‘need negotiation – not just consultation’

Connecting on CAP: Farmers ‘need negotiation – not just consultation’

The government has been called on to negotiate with farmers on key sticking points identified in the national Common Agricultural...

September 2, 2021

ICSA calls for €300/head suckler payment in CSP submission

ICSA calls for €300/head suckler payment in CSP submission

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has published its submission for the Common Agricultural Policy Strategic Plan (CSP)...

September 1, 2021

Deadline for CSP consultation submissions this Friday

Deadline for CSP consultation submissions this Friday

The deadline for submissions under the consultation process for Ireland’s 2023-2027 Common Agricultural Policy Strategic Plan (CSP) is this Friday...

September 1, 2021

Minister called on to avoid €8m BEAM clawback

Minister called on to avoid €8m BEAM clawback

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to intervene to avoid a clawback under...

August 30, 2021

Current CAP proposal lacks ambition: €30/ewe a key priority – IFA

Current CAP proposal lacks ambition: €30/ewe a key priority – IFA

A key priority for sheep farmers in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is to secure €30/ewe, according to the...

August 27, 2021

Were ‘town hall’ meetings an exercise in genuine consultation? – BPM

Were ‘town hall’ meetings an exercise in genuine consultation? – BPM

The Beef Plan Movement (BPM) has questioned the role of the recent ‘town hall’ meetings in delivering a genuine consultation...

August 27, 2021

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the department’s proposed Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio as a “step in the...

August 26, 2021

900 expressions of interest received for NI’s FBIS Tier 2 Tranche 2

900 expressions of interest received for NI’s FBIS Tier 2 Tranche 2

Around 900 Northern Ireland farmers have formally expressed their interest in applying for the second tranche of the Tier 2...

August 25, 2021

Environment to become a ‘profit centre’ rather than a cost on NI farms

Environment to become a ‘profit centre’ rather than a cost on NI farms

Actions to improve environmental sustainability will no longer be an “optional activity” for Northern Ireland farms, according to a document...

August 25, 2021

Poots launches NI’s first Agricultural Policy Framework

Poots launches NI’s first Agricultural Policy Framework

“Business as usual for many farms will not be an option,” Minister Poots warned as he launched the first look...

August 25, 2021

BDGP: Have you completed your 2020 Carbon Navigator?

BDGP: Have you completed your 2020 Carbon Navigator?

Participants in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) are being urged to complete their 2020 Carbon Navigator “as soon...

August 25, 2021