The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing all the latest information and news on farming schemes and grants.

Deadline for Sheep Improvement Scheme applications extended
Amy Forde
Applications for the scheme can be made by the farmer or by a farm advisory system-approved adviser.
5 December 2022 Schemes
Last chance to submit 2023 Fodder Support Scheme applications
The deadline for submitting applications is 5 December 2022.
5 December 2022 Schemes
Call for projects to avail of €60m water quality EIP fund
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett has announced a call for proposals for a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project to address water quality.
Q&A: Sheep Improvement Scheme
The Department of Agriculture has published a list of the most commonly asked questions and answers for the new scheme ahead of the closing date of 19 December 2022.
2 December 2022 News
22,439 ACRES applications submitted
The breakdown of applications under the ACRES co-operation and ACRES general entry routes is finely balanced at 11,418 and 11,021 applications, respectively.
30 November 2022 Schemes
Common ACRES Co-operation area questions and answers
Following meetings held in recent weeks, Mary McAndrew, project manager for ACRES West Connacht co-operation area outlined the main questions received to the Irish Farmers Journal.
30 November 2022 Schemes
CAP schemes: your questions answered
Department of Agriculture officials answered farmers questions in relation to CAP in Tralee, Co Kerry last week.
30 November 2022 Schemes
€60m water quality scheme launched for farmers
The new scheme was announced by Minister of State Pippa Hackett at the Green Party conference on Saturday.
26 November 2022 Schemes
Deadline quickly approaching for LEADER funding applications
Stage one of the application process which is an ‘expression of interest’ needs to be submitted by 5.30pm on Friday 16 December.
23 November 2022 Schemes
40,000ha of Burren land to be nature-scored in ACRES – Hackett
The Ministers said they recognise the importance of ensuring that farmers with extensive areas of high-environmental quality lands are incentivised.
23 November 2022 Schemes
Watch back: Department's Young Farmers Scheme webinar available online
The webinar explains what is expected of farmers to comply with scheme regulations and also sheds light on the format of the inspection process.
21 November 2022 Schemes
Burren Programme founders ‘can’t stand over’ new scheme
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Minister of State Pippa Hackett are to meet with representatives from the Burren Programme next week.
17 November 2022 Schemes