The gap between the highest and lowest paying actions across the three main grassland measures outlined in the proposed Agri Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) equates to €300/ha per year.

The management of intensive grassland next to a watercourse is set to pay farmers €502/ha up to a limit of 5ha, while the results-based low-input grassland and extensively grazed pasture actions will pay rates of up to €400/ha and €200/ha respectively.