National Reserve

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

National Reserve: Limits on hectares and income removed

National Reserve: Limits on hectares and income removed

The National Reserve for young farmers has been provisionally approved to continue for 2022 – with conditions around maximum hectares...

October 7, 2021

Schemes: How many farmers applied for BPS and YFS?

Schemes: How many farmers applied for BPS and YFS?

The application period for three schemes closed at midnight on Monday of this week (May 17), namely the Basic Payments...

May 19, 2021

BPS application window to close today

BPS application window to close today

The window to apply for applications to the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) – as well as other schemes – will...

May 17, 2021

Applications to National Reserve 2021 to open in February

Applications to National Reserve 2021 to open in February

Applications will open for the National Reserve 2021 next month (February), according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

January 19, 2021

National Reserve ‘expected to retain same basic terms’ for 2021

National Reserve ‘expected to retain same basic terms’ for 2021

The announcement of a 2021 National Reserve “shows an laudable ambition on the part of the Department of Agriculture to...

January 18, 2021

Macra urges Pillar II funding for young farmers as National Reserve 2021 confirmed

Macra urges Pillar II funding for young farmers as National Reserve 2021 confirmed

Macra na Feirme is calling for increased supports for young farmers through Pillar II of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

January 15, 2021

Future funding of National Reserve ‘to come under scrutiny’ – ICMSA

Future funding of National Reserve ‘to come under scrutiny’ – ICMSA

The future funding of the National Reserve will “come under scrutiny” in the coming years, according to the Irish Creamery...

January 24, 2020

National Reserve 2020 to open for applications in February

National Reserve 2020 to open for applications in February

The National Reserve for 2020 will open for applications in February, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has...

January 23, 2020

New National Reserve of up to €3m on the cards for 2020 – IFA

New National Reserve of up to €3m on the cards for 2020 – IFA

There will be a new National Reserve for young farmers and new entrants in 2020, according to the Irish Farmers’...

January 23, 2020

Minister asked during Dáil proceedings if he is prepared to help ‘forgotten farmers’

Minister asked during Dáil proceedings if he is prepared to help ‘forgotten farmers’

According to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, as a result of discussions with the EU Commission...

July 9, 2019

Macra throws support behind Creed’s National Reserve plans

Macra throws support behind Creed’s National Reserve plans

Plans announced today (Wednesday, January 16) by Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, to open the National...

January 16, 2019

National Reserve confirmed for 2019

National Reserve confirmed for 2019

The National Reserve will be open for applications in 2019, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed,...

January 16, 2019

Almost €20 million paid out under YFS and National Reserve

Almost €20 million paid out under YFS and National Reserve

Almost €20 million has been issued in payments to date by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under...

December 17, 2018

Date set for National Reserve and Young Farmer payments

Date set for National Reserve and Young Farmer payments

A start date for issuing of payments under the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme for 2018 has been...

November 22, 2018

County breakdown: National Reserve and YFS applicants in 2018

County breakdown: National Reserve and YFS applicants in 2018

There is a varied spread in the numbers of young farmers applying for supports under the 2018 National Reserve and...

October 11, 2018

National Reserve applications almost hit the 1,000 mark

National Reserve applications almost hit the 1,000 mark

950 applications have been made to the National Reserve this year. Of the 950 applicants, 190 were submitted using a...

June 27, 2018

Nearly 9,500 applications submitted for Young Farmers Scheme

Nearly 9,500 applications submitted for Young Farmers Scheme

Almost 9,500 applications were submitted under the 2018 Young Farmers Scheme, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

June 7, 2018