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Rural Development

Around 9,500 applications were received for the 2017 ANC scheme with DAERA stating that approximately 8,800 applications are eligible for payments.
By Peter McCann on 23 March 2017
Tommy Moyles reports from the IFA west Cork Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) meeting, where payments for the most disadvantaged land dominated discussion.
By Tommy Moyles on 21 March 2017
The 2017 ANC scheme in Northern Ireland has a £20m budget, with a final one-year extension to the scheme next year set to be funded from an £8m budget.
By Peter McCann on 20 March 2017
At a meeting with the Department of Agriculture, the IFA called for a review of the scheme once the first year has been completed over the coming months.
By Contributor on 23 March 2017
Information from an unpublished report is understood to have revealed around 80 post offices are under threat. It was also announced the price of a stamp is to rise to €1.
By Amy McShane on 08 March 2017
Minster for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he has no current plans to extend the 31 May deadline for completion of meetings and paperwork under the Knowledge Transfer Programme.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 04 March 2017
Contractors have now been selected for the five-year hen harrier scheme, but farmers are concerned about the scheme's value and what farmers will have to do.
By Amy McShane on 28 February 2017
ANCs under discussion in Roscommon, NFU conference, National Reserve secured and GLAS payments
By Contributor on 02 March 2017
The IFA continued its series of regional meetings on the current Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) review in Corrin Mart near Fermoy, Co Cork, on Friday night. William Conlon reports
By on 25 February 2017
ANC flexibility confirmed, dog attack warning and IFA sets out nitrates priorities.
By Contributor on 23 February 2017
A total of 8,000 farmers are still awaiting GLAS payment, while the deadline for the forestry windblow scheme is fast approaching.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
Some €2.79m has been issued to a further 768 farmers under GLAS I and II.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 13 February 2017
Backing for fertiliser campaign, live valuation problems, GLAS payments and live export efforts.
By Contributor on 16 February 2017
Don’t let the bureaucrats drag you down, writes Kieran Sullivan, it’s worth it in the end.
By Kieran Sullivan on 08 February 2017
The fundamental focus of the CAP review must be on ensuring farmers achieve viable incomes, says IFA president Joe Healy.
By Contributor on 09 February 2017
A new investment plan intends to acquire 18,000ha in Ireland.
By Amy McShane on 09 February 2017
Good morning. In the news today, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has published an impact assessment outlining five possible shapes for the next CAP.
By Amy McShane on 03 February 2017
Did you miss any of the top stories today? Catch up on the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie from Thursday 2 February.
By Peter McCann on 03 February 2017
ANC campaign steps up, RDP amendments, forestry set aside, low cost loans to roll.
By Contributor on 02 February 2017
IFA president Joe Healy is leading a protest on behalf of farmers awaiting delayed GLAS payments.
By Contributor on 02 February 2017
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