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

BISS refresher: the eight Eco Scheme measures
Darren Carty
Farmers will be automatically enrolled in the Eco Scheme based on their application preferences in 2023.
ACRES delays having ‘knock-on effect’ on organic payments
29 February 2024 Schemes
ACRES delays having ‘knock-on effect’ on organic payments
The IFA has urged the Department to consider interim Organic Farming Scheme payments to help relieve the pressure posed by organic payment delays.
Over 23,000 farmers receive ACRES injection
28 February 2024 Schemes
Over 23,000 farmers receive ACRES injection
The interim ACRES payments are being made after months of IT system turmoil in the Department of Agriculture.
Schemes update: over €4m paid under schemes this week
Payments worth €2.59m took place under BISS and CRISS, €1.1m under the Eco Scheme and €0.72m under the Tillage Incentive Scheme.
23 February 2024 Schemes
European Commission proposes to cut some farm inspections by 50%
The move will be discussed by agriculture ministers from across the EU at next week’s Council of Agriculture Ministers on 26 February.
23 February 2024 Schemes
Solar panels and bale slicers top the TAMS charts
Data from the Department of Agriculture has revealed the 10 most popular items that farmers have applied for in tranches one and two of TAMS III.
21 February 2024 Schemes
Traditional farm building scheme reopens
The Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme 2024 allows for grants of between €4,000 and €30,000 for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures.
21 February 2024 Schemes
Almost 60,000t of organic feed required for next winter
The predicted demand includes 33,000t of concentrates, 20,000 of straights, 6,000t of protein feed along with 50,000 bales of fodder.
21 February 2024 News
Priority approval announced for TAMS tranche two applications
The Minister of Agriculture announced that similar to tranche one, tranche two applicants can now apply for priority approval for urgent investments under TAMS.
20 February 2024 Schemes
Interim ACRES payment a ‘financial lifeline’ for many farmers, says INHFA
INHFA vice-president John Joe Fitzgerald welcomed the interim ACRES payment.
19 February 2024 Schemes
Green light for 80ha under Native Tree Area Scheme
The Native Tree Area Scheme (NTAS) allows farmers to plant up to 2ha of native woodland without the need for a licence.
17 February 2024 Schemes
ACRES funds must be delivered by end of month - Collins
Cork TD Michael Collins said that the delays in issuing farm payments are having a severe financial strain on farmers.
16 February 2024 Schemes