CAP / Schemes

Agri-environment scheme described as ‘far from new REPS’

Agri-environment scheme described as ‘far from new REPS’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the new agri-environment scheme which is expected to be launched in the...

June 10, 2022

BPS preliminary check notifications now issuing

BPS preliminary check notifications now issuing

Notifications for preliminary checks of 2022 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications are now issuing to farmers, the Department of Agriculture,...

June 7, 2022

EU Council urges swift adoption of CAP Strategic Plans

EU Council urges swift adoption of CAP Strategic Plans

The European Council is urging the swift adoption of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans in order to ensure food...

May 31, 2022

Department publishes top direct payment beneficiaries for 2021

Department publishes top direct payment beneficiaries for 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published the beneficiaries of direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy...

May 31, 2022

MEP: ‘We can only tinker with CAP budget so much’

MEP: ‘We can only tinker with CAP budget so much’

An Irish MEP is calling for the one-off lump sum payment from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Pillar II funds...

May 31, 2022

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Delegates at the World Potato Congress (WPC) this week in Dublin were told that the European Union (EU) is to...

May 31, 2022

Agriculture minister meets commissioner to discuss CAP

Agriculture minister meets commissioner to discuss CAP

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today (Monday, May 30) met with European Commissioner for Agriculture,...

May 30, 2022

Commissioner: EU ‘doing everything’ to help farmers in Ukraine

Commissioner: EU ‘doing everything’ to help farmers in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) is “doing everything” possible to help farmers in Ukraine, according to the EU Commissioner for Agriculture...

May 30, 2022

DAFM: Galway has highest number of ANC scheme applications

DAFM: Galway has highest number of ANC scheme applications

121,012 farmers applied for this year’s Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and...

May 27, 2022

How many BPS applications were made in your county?

How many BPS applications were made in your county?

The highest number of 2022 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications made by this year’s deadline came from Co. Cork. Of...

May 25, 2022

TAMS II payments exceed €360 million to date

TAMS II payments exceed €360 million to date

The popular Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) has seen payments exceed €360 million to date. Figures released by the...

May 24, 2022

Over 128,000 BPS applications made by deadline

Over 128,000 BPS applications made by deadline

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has today (Tuesday, May 24) confirmed that 128,360 farmers applied...

May 24, 2022

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Rural development measures in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 appear to have helped improve animal welfare, according to a...

May 13, 2022

Basic Payment Scheme application deadline next week

Basic Payment Scheme application deadline next week

Farmers are being urged to ensure that their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have been sent by next week’s closing...

May 13, 2022

Department chief backs current CAP plan after commission criticism

Department chief backs current CAP plan after commission criticism

The secretary general of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has highlighted the merits of Ireland’s draft Common...

May 5, 2022

Farmer training increased under CAP but uptake and spend targets unmet

Farmer training increased under CAP but uptake and spend targets unmet

The number of European farmers who received advice and access to training increased in the period 2014-2020, compared to the...

May 3, 2022

BPS application reminder – May deadline approaching

BPS application reminder – May deadline approaching

The deadline for application to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) for the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme...

April 28, 2022

Commission’s observations reinforce young farmer concerns – Macra

Commission’s observations reinforce young farmer concerns – Macra

Macra na Feirme (Macra) has said that the EU Commission’s observation letter regarding Ireland’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan,...

April 22, 2022