Minister to seek more money for ACRES to accommodate over 50,000 farmers
Noel Bardon
The Minister for Agriculture has indicated he will seek to expand the number of places open to farmers to enter the ACRES scheme.
23 March 2023 News
TAMS III: applications open today for sheds, slurry tanks and fencing
Farmers can apply for funding of up to €90,000 under the Animal Welfare Scheme and Nutrient Storage Scheme in TAMS III from Thursday.
23 March 2023 News
5,000 dairy farmers yet to submit banding yield with one week to go
Derogation applications have also been slow to roll into the Department of Agriculture.
Minister to seek ‘flexibility’ around derogation stocking rate D-day
The minister’s case comes as he warned of “at least some of the country” could see a derogation stocking rate cut from 250kg N/ha to 220kg N later this year.
22 March 2023 News
Wicklow walking trail closed after alleged dog-walker assault on farmer
A well-known Co Wicklow sheep farmer was allegedly assaulted by a hiker who was told not to bring dogs onto the hill.
22 March 2023 News
Four meetings next week for 205km Galway-Athlone cycleway
The meetings will be open to farmers, landowners and members of the public seeking information on the 205km stretch of cycleway.
22 March 2023 News
Grass-based farms look set to escape stringent EU permit rules
Details should emerge on EU Environment ministers' views on farm licensing plans later this week.
16 March 2023 News
Advice sought on state subsidies for Coillte afforestation
An EU rule change has opened up the possibility of Coillte receiving Department of Agriculture forestry grants, Minister Hackett told the Dáil.
15 March 2023 News
Italian fraudsters accused of claiming farm payments
There were no specific mentions of conflicts of interest or a misappropriation of farm payments in Ireland in the audit report.
15 March 2023 News
Abbott reviews options after Cootehill upgrade quashed
The plant currently processes around 500,000l of milk per day, Abbott Ireland says.
15 March 2023 News
INHFA warns of cashflow impact of payment delays
The INHFA came out strongly against plans to push back farm payments at the back end of the year.
13 March 2023 News
Supports sought to ‘fast-track’ milking sheep sector
The Director of Sheep Milk Ireland made the case for dairy sheep supports to the Oireachtas committee on agriculture.
13 March 2023 News