Budget 2019: €40/cow suckler scheme and €23m ANC boost
Budget 2019 includes increased ANC funding and a new Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot Scheme, but funding levels fall short of expectations.
Budget 2019: how will the ANC boost affect payments?
The Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme will see a €23m increase in Budget 2019. How will this translate into farmers' payments?
Afforestation payments to non-farmers doubled in past two years
As fewer farmers plant forestry every year, their share of grants and premiums declines in favour of other investors.
Department moves €54m from GLAs to KT
Over €100m was left unspent by the Department of Agriculture last year, and accounts show that some money is being re-allocated from farmer schemes.