CAP / Schemes

Agriculture Committee lays out key findings of Independent Panel review

Agriculture Committee lays out key findings of Independent Panel review

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Committee has passed on the findings of its review of the Independent Panel process to the Minister...

March 30, 2021

Organic Trust to host webinars to boost interest in OFS

Organic Trust to host webinars to boost interest in OFS

The Organic Trust is organising two webinars for farmers to boost interest and engagement with the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)....

March 26, 2021

€400,000 in funding earmarked for social farming projects this year

€400,000 in funding earmarked for social farming projects this year

Funding of €400,000 is available this year for social farming projects under the 2021 Rural Innovation and Development Fund, according...

March 26, 2021

Farmers urged to replace older slats under TAMS funding

Farmers urged to replace older slats under TAMS funding

Farmers are being urged to replace older slats in cattle sheds with funding from the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS),...

March 25, 2021

Closing date extended for Nitrates Derogation applications

Closing date extended for Nitrates Derogation applications

The closing date for 2021 Nitrates Derogation applications is now extended to April 14, 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

March 25, 2021

Minister calls for member state flexibility in CAP reform

Minister calls for member state flexibility in CAP reform

The reforming process of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) needs to be informed by efforts to provide “maximum flexibility for...

March 24, 2021

Straw Incorporation Measure to open for applications today

Straw Incorporation Measure to open for applications today

The new Straw Incorporation Measure is expected to be opened for tillage farmers today (Monday, March 22) – with applications to...

March 22, 2021

NPWS to triple Farm Plan Scheme and landowners are encouraged to apply

NPWS to triple Farm Plan Scheme and landowners are encouraged to apply

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is expanding its Farm Plan Scheme three-fold and interested landowners are invited to...

March 20, 2021

Ireland’s share of Brexit fund ‘must be defended’ – MEP

Ireland’s share of Brexit fund ‘must be defended’ – MEP

French attempts to “reduce Ireland’s share” of the EU Brexit Adjustment Fund must be resisted, Midlands North West MEP Chris...

March 20, 2021

Department: 130ha of burnt lands now ineligible for BPS payments

Department: 130ha of burnt lands now ineligible for BPS payments

Fires on rural lands – particularly in counties Kerry, Laois and Wicklow – have been noted since the closing date...

March 19, 2021

Department opens option to select new BEAM reference period

Department opens option to select new BEAM reference period

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has today (Friday, March 19) advised farmers and advisors that the...

March 19, 2021

Ireland allocated €2.7 million in EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme

Ireland allocated €2.7 million in EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme

The European Commission has published the budget of the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for the school year...

March 19, 2021

European Commission gives green light to €45 million beef schemes

European Commission gives green light to €45 million beef schemes

The European Commission has given the green light for the two schemes worth €45 million announced earlier this week by...

March 19, 2021

Pilot green scheme ‘no better than GLAS for payment…but more challenging’

Pilot green scheme ‘no better than GLAS for payment…but more challenging’

The pilot agri-environment scheme that is being proposed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will be “no better...

March 19, 2021

Calls made to earmark 4% of direct payments for generational renewal

Calls made to earmark 4% of direct payments for generational renewal

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to support a call for the allocation...

March 18, 2021

Minister to be final decision-maker for NI area-based scheme reviews

Minister to be final decision-maker for NI area-based scheme reviews

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced he will be the final decision-maker in future reviews of area-based scheme...

March 18, 2021

New €5 million Dairy Beef Calf weighing scheme opens

New €5 million Dairy Beef Calf weighing scheme opens

A new €5 million Dairy Beef Calf measure has been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

March 16, 2021

€40 million BEEP-S opens for applications today

€40 million BEEP-S opens for applications today

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Sucklers (BEEP-S) under the new Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot for 2021 has opened today...

March 16, 2021