99% of farmers get a BPS lower than €60,000
Under 1% of farmers claimed over €60,000 in direct payments last year, but together they absorbed over 6% of BPS and greening funds.
Farm Assist payments down 10%
Farm Assist payments predominantly go to farmers in the west of Ireland and are worth €198/week.
Environment: grazing off wild bird cover to start
Farmers will be allowed to start grazing wild bird cover with animals from 15 March, which sets preparations in motion for this year’s crop.
Donkeys downgraded in ANC scheme
There will be changes to the way donkeys can be used as livestock units under the 2020 ANC scheme.