A Co Down farm business that decided to challenge DAERA on a decision to exclude it from the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in 2015 has won its case and had payments reimbursed and costs awarded, the Irish Farmers Journal understands.

The case involved the late Michael Calvert from Barnwell Farms in Greyabbey, who submitted a Single Application Form (SAF) in 2015 to establish entitlements on 72.9ha of land.