Young Farmers Scheme

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

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

Young Farmers Scheme interviews to take place over the phone

Young Farmers Scheme interviews to take place over the phone

Inspection interviews for the Young Farmers Scheme will be taking place over the phone for the foreseeable future, the Department...

March 25, 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

Macra calls on banks to ‘put their money where their mouth is’

Macra calls on banks to ‘put their money where their mouth is’

It has been said that the pressure must now come onto the pillar banks to “take up this offer and put...

April 29, 2019

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

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

‘Department supportive of returning emigrants but NR is limited’

‘Department supportive of returning emigrants but NR is limited’

While the Department of Agriculture is “fully supportive” of returning emigrants engaging in farming, the National Reserve is a limited resource,...

February 18, 2018

DAERA announces changes to CAP area-based schemes for 2018

DAERA announces changes to CAP area-based schemes for 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced changes to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) area-based schemes for...

January 29, 2018

National Reserve now open for online applications

National Reserve now open for online applications

The online system for the submission of applications to the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme for 2017 is now...

March 29, 2017

Young Farmers Scheme payments to roll from tomorrow

Young Farmers Scheme payments to roll from tomorrow

Payments under the 2016 Young Farmers’ Scheme will commence tomorrow, December 1, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has confirmed. Some...

November 30, 2016

See the key dates for farm payments this year

See the key dates for farm payments this year

Payments under a variety of key schemes will issue to farmers in the coming months. Under the Farmers Charter, the...

August 23, 2016

No ‘flexibility’ on new education requirements for Young Farmers Scheme – Minister

No ‘flexibility’ on new education requirements for Young Farmers Scheme – Minister

There is ‘no flexibility’ around new EU regulations which requiring applicants to key young farmer schemes to have commenced their...

May 19, 2016

Changes to education rules for 2016 Young Farmers Scheme ‘unworkable’ says Macra

Changes to education rules for 2016 Young Farmers Scheme ‘unworkable’ says Macra

The education requirement for the 2016 Young Farmers Scheme has changed since last year, according to Macra. To comply with...

April 29, 2016

Department announces details of 2016 Young Farmers Scheme

Department announces details of 2016 Young Farmers Scheme

The Department of Agriculture has opened the 2016 Young Farmers Scheme to applications with details as to how the scheme...

April 28, 2016

Opinion: Delayed payments to young farmers undermines those looking to start farming

Opinion: Delayed payments to young farmers undermines those looking to start farming

The Young Farmers Scheme was designed to give farmers starting off in their careers a leg up and encourage more...

April 12, 2016

Hundreds of farmers still waiting for Young Farmers Scheme payments

Hundreds of farmers still waiting for Young Farmers Scheme payments

Of the 9,500 applications under the Young farmers scheme, approximately 600 cases remain to be finalised, according to the Department...

April 8, 2016

The Young Farmers Scheme explained

The Young Farmers Scheme explained

To encourage generational renewal in agriculture, the latest CAP reform saw the introduction of a new scheme to encourage more...

March 4, 2016