Schemes

Eco schemes and CAP talks: Payment method ‘not clear’

Eco schemes and CAP talks: Payment method ‘not clear’

The “exact nature” of how the payment method for eco schemes under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is “not...

May 21, 2021

Macra launches ‘Green Architecture’ position for CAP

Macra launches ‘Green Architecture’ position for CAP

Young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme has outlined its position in a document on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) “Green...

May 13, 2021

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

The announcement of the Dairy Beef Calf measure last month has provided farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this year, the opportunity...

April 15, 2021

Getting or changing a herd number: Potential pitfalls and impacts on schemes and stock

Getting or changing a herd number: Potential pitfalls and impacts on schemes and stock

Herd number applications have a major impact on schemes farmers are in – and as such, planning in advance is...

March 9, 2021

Tranche 19 of TAMS II extended by a further 2 weeks

Tranche 19 of TAMS II extended by a further 2 weeks

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has extended tranche 19 of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II)...

November 2, 2020

Urgent negotiations needed on new Farmer’s Charter of Rights – ICMSA

Urgent negotiations needed on new Farmer’s Charter of Rights – ICMSA

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue...

October 6, 2020

Reminder: TAMS II deadline fast approaching

Reminder: TAMS II deadline fast approaching

The current tranche of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II closes for applications this Friday, January 10. The following...

January 7, 2020

Once-off sheep tag subsidy deadline approaching

Once-off sheep tag subsidy deadline approaching

The deadline for farmers to submit an application for the once-off sheep tag subsidy is on September 30, 2019. Under...

September 19, 2019

Time running out for first approvals under TAMS II to apply for payments

Time running out for first approvals under TAMS II to apply for payments

Time is running out for the first approvals issued under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS II) to submit payment...

March 22, 2018

Department rows back on Young Farmers’ Payment announcement

Department rows back on Young Farmers’ Payment announcement

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has clarified its position in respect of changes to the Young...

February 2, 2018

Just 12 Tier 2 projects approved so far

Just 12 Tier 2 projects approved so far

Just 12 Tier 2 applications have been approved so far in Northern Ireland, figures unveiled by the Ulster Unionist Party...

December 19, 2017

Almost 90% of BPS stage two reviews are still ongoing

Almost 90% of BPS stage two reviews are still ongoing

Almost 90% of the North’s stage two Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) reviews are still ongoing, shocking figures have revealed. The findings,...

November 2, 2017

Over 25% of BDGP participants left carbon navigator requirements to the last minute

Over 25% of BDGP participants left carbon navigator requirements to the last minute

Over 25% of participants in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) had still to complete their carbon navigator requirements...

November 2, 2017

70% advance payments confirmed for mid-October

70% advance payments confirmed for mid-October

It has been confirmed that 70% advance Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Greening payments will be issued to farmers from October 16....

September 21, 2017

TAMS II payments issued at a rate of over €1 million/week this month

TAMS II payments issued at a rate of over €1 million/week this month

Payments were issued to farmers under TAMS II (the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme II) at an average rate of over €1...

August 30, 2017

Just over 13% of valid TAMS II applications approved for payment

Just over 13% of valid TAMS II applications approved for payment

Just over 13% of valid Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes II (TAMS II) applications have been approved for payment, figures show....

August 2, 2017

Deadline extension for KT participants ‘cannot lead to late payments’

Deadline extension for KT participants ‘cannot lead to late payments’

The deadline extension handed to Knowledge Transfer (KT) Programme participants cannot lead to late payments, according to the Irish Cattle...

July 25, 2017

‘GLAS payment debacle of 2016 must not be repeated’

‘GLAS payment debacle of 2016 must not be repeated’

The 2016 debacle over the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) payment cannot be repeated, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association...

July 14, 2017