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

€25m breeding waders EIP launched
Darren Carty
The project aims to secure existing wader populations at key sites, and to support population recovery through wider landscape management and policy development.
Number of farmers in KT plummets by over half
15 May 2024 Schemes
Number of farmers in KT plummets by over half
Just over 7,600 farmers are taking part in the new scheme which runs until 2026.
Attention turns to BISS late applications and amendments
15 May 2024 Schemes
Attention turns to BISS late applications and amendments
There is a 25-day calendar period after 15 May where applications can be submitted, subject to a penalty, while amendments can be submitted without penalties until 31 May
Surge in BISS applications
In the region of 20,000 applications were submitted in recent days with advisers putting in a huge effort in to get all applications over the line.
15 May 2024 Schemes
Over half of eligible TAMS tranche two applications approved
The Department have been steaming ahead with approvals with over half of the 9,110 applications received under tranche 2 being approved.
14 May 2024 Schemes
Final push as BISS applications exceed 106,471 submissions
With 106,471 applications submitted as of 12 May 2024, it leaves over 20,000 applications to be submitted in the final few days before Wednesday’s deadline of midnight on 15 May 2024.
13 May 2024 Schemes
Demand for rare breeds rockets due to ACRES
The introduction of the Agri-Climate Rural Environmental Scheme (ACRES) in 2022 has resulted in an increase in demand for rare breeds.
8 May 2024 Schemes
Big push to get 45,000 BISS applications submitted
It is estimated that there are in the region of 45,000 BISS applications to be submitted in the final 10 days before the deadline of midnight on Wednesday, 15 May.
8 May 2024 Schemes
Winter bird food establishment deadline extended until 31 May
The normal deadline of 15 May has been extended due to prolonged wet weather and challenging ground conditions.
4 May 2024 News
Fertiliser use drives up risk of BISS fines
Up to half of the country’s farmers are potentially exposed to phosphorus-related penalties, farm consultants have warned.
1 May 2024 Schemes
Payments from TAMS 'need to be fast-tracked'
The delay in processing claims is leading to cashflow difficulties for farmers, the farm body maintained.
1 May 2024 Schemes
SCEP mandatory online training launched
In the region of 16,800 farmers participating in the scheme must complete the seven training modules by 15 November 2024, to remain in the programme.
1 May 2024 News