CAP / Schemes

Eligible land area for commonage farmers in GLAS must not decrease – Department

Eligible land area for commonage farmers in GLAS must not decrease – Department

Commonage farmers in GLAS must ensure that the Maximum Eligible Area (MEA) of the commonage as declared on the 2015...

March 23, 2016

GLAS scheme drives huge increase in use of trailing shoe for slurry spreading

GLAS scheme drives huge increase in use of trailing shoe for slurry spreading

The introduction of the GLAS scheme is reportedly behind a huge increase in the use of low emission slurry spreading...

March 17, 2016

Department extends deadline to complete GLAS tasks due to wet weather

Department extends deadline to complete GLAS tasks due to wet weather

The deadlines for the completion of certain GLAS tasks have been extended due to the persistent wet weather over recent months....

March 10, 2016

IFA encouraging farmers to apply online for their Basic Payments

IFA encouraging farmers to apply online for their Basic Payments

Farmers should make their Basic Payment application online in order to benefit from the many advantages in terms of early...

March 6, 2016

2016 Basic Payment Scheme opens to online applications

2016 Basic Payment Scheme opens to online applications

The Department of Agriculture has today opened the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme online application facility. The Minister for Agriculture, Food...

March 3, 2016

Department says 90% of young farmer scheme applications now processed

Department says 90% of young farmer scheme applications now processed

To date 90% or some 8,500 applications to the National Reserve and Young Farmers Scheme have been fully processed, according...

March 3, 2016

Department says 99% of farmers have now got their Basic Payments

Department says 99% of farmers have now got their Basic Payments

At present 123,774 farmers (99%) have been paid over €1.12 billion under the Basic Payment Scheme, the Department of Agriculture...

February 24, 2016

Farmers in GLAS must apply for 2016 Basic Payment online

Farmers in GLAS must apply for 2016 Basic Payment online

The online system for applications under Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is due to open in the coming days. This application...

February 23, 2016

‘Impossible’ for farmers to complete GLAS watercourse fencing requirement

‘Impossible’ for farmers to complete GLAS watercourse fencing requirement

Calls have been made for a concession on some of the fencing requirements under the GLAS scheme. Under the terms...

February 15, 2016

Latest estimate of average payments in GLAS 2

Latest estimate of average payments in GLAS 2

The Department of Agriculture has estimated that payments under the second tranche of the GLAS scheme will average €4,600. It says...

February 12, 2016

Anger mounts as 20% of farmers who applied to GLAS are rejected

Anger mounts as 20% of farmers who applied to GLAS are rejected

The Department of Agriculture has this week informed thousands of farmers that their applications to the second tranche of the...

February 11, 2016

Key upcoming deadline dates for having work done under GLAS

Key upcoming deadline dates for having work done under GLAS

Farmers participating in the first tranche of GLAS are committed to completing a number of important actions in their applications. Teagasc...

February 8, 2016

GLAS 2 acceptance letters arriving with farmers

GLAS 2 acceptance letters arriving with farmers

The first letters confirming GLAS 2 contracts have arrived with farmers this week. It is understood that over 10,000 letters...

February 8, 2016

Coveney urges excluded GLAS 2 farmers to ‘re-examine their plans’

Coveney urges excluded GLAS 2 farmers to ‘re-examine their plans’

Farmers who were not accepted into the second tranche of the GLAS scheme have been urged to re-examine their plans,...

February 5, 2016

Still waiting on a Young Farmers Scheme payment – Here’s the latest

Still waiting on a Young Farmers Scheme payment – Here’s the latest

Thousands of Young Farmers Scheme payments remain outstanding, according to latest figures from the Department of Agriculture. It says under...

January 20, 2016

47% of Young Farmers Scheme and National Reserve payments still outstanding

47% of Young Farmers Scheme and National Reserve payments still outstanding

Thousands of young farmers are still waiting on payments from the Department of Agriculture. Payments under the National Reserve and...

January 15, 2016

Young Farmers Scheme and National Reserve payments have started

Young Farmers Scheme and National Reserve payments have started

Payments to farmers under the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme have started. Over 3,000 farmers have been paid...

December 30, 2015

‘Every effort’ is being made to facilitate urgent TAMS approvals

‘Every effort’ is being made to facilitate urgent TAMS approvals

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has said that it is anticipated that approvals will commence soon under the first...

December 10, 2015