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

Remaining TAMS tranche dates for 2022 released
Darren Carty
There will be two more tranches under the current TAMS programme, following the closure of the current tranche on Friday 1 July.
29 June 2022 Schemes
14,186 applications submitted to Fodder Support Scheme
Farmers in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon have been quickest off the block, with the number of applications recorded at 1,709, 1,266 and 1,039, respectively.
29 June 2022 News
Lessons learned from the SUAS uplands EIP
Experiences from the European Innovation Projects will feed in to the formation of the co-operation projects under the new ACRES agri-environmental scheme.
New ACRES scheme: readers' questions
We want to answer your questions on the new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES).
28 June 2022 Schemes
Countdown to cutting of hay meadows
Hay meadows conserved under the GLAS and REAP agri-environmental schemes can be cut from Friday 1 July, with this date also marking permitted topping of LIPP parcels.
24 June 2022 Schemes
Farmers with category one ANC land can now apply for silage scheme
The payment rate under the scheme is €100/ha, with eligible farmers able to receive a maximum payment of up to €1,000.
23 June 2022 Schemes
Commercial farmers will be disappointed by ACRES – ICMSA
"We think that the Government is making a very significant strategic error in deliberately shutting out commercial farming."
21 June 2022 News
New income disregard for farmers in shake-up of Farm Assist means test
The changes are intended to incentivise more farmers to participate in agri-environmental schemes.
14 June 2022 Schemes
Anticipation building as opening of AECM edges closer
Confirmation of the exact specifics of the flagship agri-environment scheme are expected towards the end as the European Commission finalises details of Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027.
8 June 2022 Schemes
Nitrates Action Programme must deliver on water quality
If improvements in water quality are not achieved, then further measures which could significantly alter current farming practices are likely to be introduced.
1 June 2022 Schemes
Improving biodiversity for higher payments and better drinking water quality
Decisions we make now can impact potential income from specific agri-environmental schemes in the years ahead, writes David McGilloway of the Department of Agriculture.
1 June 2022 Climate and environment
Evaluating the effectiveness of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme
The Agricultural Catchments Programme works with 300 farmers across six intensively farmed catchments to quantify the effectiveness of different farming practices on water quality.
1 June 2022 Schemes