Greening

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

EU to allow countries to temporarily drop some greening requirements

EU to allow countries to temporarily drop some greening requirements

The European Commission is set to allow EU member states to temporarily derogate from certain obligations under the greening requirements...

March 21, 2022

BPS and Greening balancing payments begin issuing to 121,000 farmers

BPS and Greening balancing payments begin issuing to 121,000 farmers

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has today (Wednesday, December 1) confirmed that the balancing payments...

December 1, 2021

Minister confirms start of 70% advance BPS payment

Minister confirms start of 70% advance BPS payment

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has today (Monday, October 18) announced the commencement of advance payments...

October 18, 2021

2021 BPS opens for applications

2021 BPS opens for applications

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed that the application process for the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)...

February 18, 2021

Creed confirms start of BPS balancing payments

Creed confirms start of BPS balancing payments

Minister Michael Creed has confirmed that balancing payments under the 2019 Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme have...

December 2, 2019

Commission proposes additional drought supports across EU

Commission proposes additional drought supports across EU

The European Commission has announced proposals for further support to EU farmers struggling from the consequences of the severe drought...

August 30, 2018

Commission to allow Greening derogations for 8 more countries

Commission to allow Greening derogations for 8 more countries

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has announced that the commission is to allow derogations for a...

August 24, 2018

Over 130,000 BPS applications submitted for 2018

Over 130,000 BPS applications submitted for 2018

A total of 130,152 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have been received by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

June 28, 2018

3-crop rule ‘scrapped for this season’

3-crop rule ‘scrapped for this season’

A derogation from the ‘three-crop rule’ can be apparently implemented by tillage farmers this season. The EU Commission has granted...

April 11, 2018

Greening payment ‘likely to be abolished’ under CAP reform

Greening payment ‘likely to be abolished’ under CAP reform

The Greening top-up under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is likely to be abolished under reform of the Common Agricultural...

February 21, 2018

Meeting the environmental challenge that confronts agriculture

Meeting the environmental challenge that confronts agriculture

It’s now obvious that taxpayers across Europe – including those in the UK – want to see a farming industry...

February 12, 2018

Why do the Department’s BPS and Greening T&Cs need 79 pages?

Why do the Department’s BPS and Greening T&Cs need 79 pages?

The ‘complexity’ of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s explanatory document for the BPS and Greening scheme has...

March 27, 2017

Commission proposes ban on pesticides on Ecological Focus Areas

Commission proposes ban on pesticides on Ecological Focus Areas

The European Commission has proposed a ban on using pesticides on productive or potentially productive Ecologocal Focus Areas, following last...

February 16, 2017

‘One size fits all approach to Greening does not reflect the reality of farming’

‘One size fits all approach to Greening does not reflect the reality of farming’

The ‘one size fits all’ approach to the implementation of Greening measures does not adequately reflect the reality of farming, according...

March 3, 2016

Department says it continues to prioritise delayed payment cases

Department says it continues to prioritise delayed payment cases

All outstanding Basic Payment Scheme, Greening and Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) cases, are continuing to be prioritised by the...

December 6, 2015

Provisional 2015 estimates show dramatic reduction in winter wheat production

Provisional 2015 estimates show dramatic reduction in winter wheat production

The area under winter wheat looks to have fallen a massive 17% this year, according to Teagasc’s provisional cereal harvest...

October 5, 2015

Leading agricultural academic calls for greening measure to be scrapped

Leading agricultural academic calls for greening measure to be scrapped

The Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) new greening measure has come in for some scathing criticism from a leading agricultural policy...

August 12, 2015