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

Exclusive: west in line for €15m CAP payment boost
Darren Carty
Modelling of BISS payments by the Department of Agriculture shows payments totalling €15m will be foregone by 15 counties and transferred mainly to 11 western counties.
€15m in BISS funding crossing county lines under convergence
12 June 2024 Schemes
€15m in BISS funding crossing county lines under convergence
The move from 60% to 85% convergence will see 15 counties experience a combined cut of €15m, with this funding transferring to nine counties, mainly located along the western seaboard.
Eye in the sky to be used for ACRES checks in 2024
31 May 2024 Schemes
Eye in the sky to be used for ACRES checks in 2024
The Department of Agriculture has issued correspondence to advisers reminding them that the AMS will be used to check compliance with extensively grazed pasture and winter bird food actions in 2024.
Revealed: top 10 recipients of direct payments in 2023
Potato growers, a stud farm, beef farms and dairy farms feature among the top earners of direct payments for 2023.
30 May 2024 Schemes
INHFA slams latest delays for farmers in ACRES
The INHFA has called for “immediate clarity” from Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue around the clearance delays for non-productive investments.
29 May 2024 Schemes
Trail showcases semi-natural grasslands
Semi-natural grasslands are highlighted as being essential for biodiversity and the new grasslands trail initiative aims to showcase their worth.
29 May 2024 Schemes
TAMS approvals reach over 5,000 for tranche II
Approvals are issuing at a rate of just under 500 per week, as the Department seeks to clear the backlog and begin working on tranche III.
29 May 2024 Schemes
Deadline of 31 May for BISS amendments
Late amendments can be submitted up to 10 June but these are subject to a 1% penalty per working day.
29 May 2024 Schemes
€25m breeding waders EIP launched
The project aims to secure existing wader populations at key sites, and to support population recovery through wider landscape management and policy development.
22 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.
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
15 May 2024 Schemes
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