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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: GLAS fears and straw shortages
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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: GLAS fears and straw shortages

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Good morning. In the news today: farmers to be shut out of GLAS, straw shortage worries farmers, BPS balance payments to start this Thursday and yellow card system in place for BPS inspections.
Good morning. In the news today: farmers to be shut out of GLAS, straw shortage worries farmers, BPS balance payments to start this Thursday and yellow card system in place for BPS inspections.

Weather forecast

It will be dry again today with some sunshine. Areas of fog, dense in parts, will mean poor driving conditions and fog could persist all day in some areas. Top temperatures of 6°C to 8°C, but just 2°C to 5°C where fog prevails.

In the news today

  • Farmers are facing exclusion from the €1bn GLAS scheme, which is on course to be oversubscribed.
  • In a survey carried out by the Irish Farmers Journal this week, suppliers confirmed straw scarcity.
  • Payment of the remaining 30% of BPS will start being issued to farmers on Thursday 1 December.
  • The Department of Agriculture has written to BPS applicants to explain the new penalties applicable to over-claiming.
  • The choices available to the ICSA’s national treasurer James Reynolds are slowly narrowing, with the treasurer facing the likelihood of the boot from the ICSA.
  • In this week’s podcast, we hear Teagasc’s industry predictions for next year, interview ICMSA president John Comer, discuss issues with the dairy calf to beef system and talk Christmas gifts.
  • Coming up today on www.farmersjournal.ie

  • Agri Jobs
  • What’s on today

  • IFA regional meeting
  • Teagasc sheep seminar
  • North eastern Limousin club meeting
  • To see what’s coming up, visit our agri events calendar.

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