Around 3,500 so-called “forgotten farmers” who missed out on missed out on installation grants, young farmer top-ups and other schemes in the last CAP, are to receive a once-off payment of up to €5,000 from the Government, the Irish Farmers Journal understands.

Forgotten farmers will also get access to the 60% grant aid rate in TAMS and be eligible to apply to the National Reserve in the next CAP.