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Rural Development

There has been a big move in the Department of Agriculture, with Colm Hayes taking a senior position.
By The Dealer on 27 April 2017
Craft hub and destination stopping place – that’s what Ballinahown in Co Westmeath has developed into due to hard work over two decades. Margaret Hawkins visits for this month’s It Takes A Village.
By Margaret Hawkins on 27 April 2017
David Wilkinson promises a diverse show aimed at the forestry industry as well as the general public.
By Donal Magner on 27 April 2017
In December 2015, 3,313 farmers applied to join business developments groups with a further 118 dairy and pig farmers joining in November 2015.
By Peter McCann on 13 April 2017
The Dealer sees that Kevin Hanrahan has gotten a new promotion in Teagasc.
By The Dealer on 13 April 2017
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that there are no funds to reopen the Organic Farming Scheme despite warnings of more organic imports.
By Amy McShane on 30 March 2017
Last week in Brussels, Macra representatives outlined the organisation’s policy paper entitled 'Young Farmer Roadmap for Generational Renewal' on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020.
By Contributor on 30 March 2017
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Information from an unpublished report is understood to have revealed around 80 post offices are under threat.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
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