Northern Ireland
Tax clarity for retiring English farmers
David Wright
HMRC has clarified the tax implications on lump sum payments to farmers exiting the sector.
21 July 2022 News
Satellite check notifications begin for tillage schemes
Those who applied for the Protein Aid Scheme and the Straw Incorporation Measure may be checked via satellite.
20 July 2022 News
Farmers waiting four years for independent review panel for appeals
Under the law, farmers may appeal the decision of their case to the High Court but they are still waiting for an independent review panel to be set up for appeals decisions.
New ACRES will be challenging for farmers to access - ICSA
The ICSA has challenged Minister McConalogue to demonstrate how the ACRES scheme will bring any worthwhile benefits to active, commercial farmers.
16 July 2022 Schemes
NI round-up: payment frequency, bird flu and vet medicines
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
13 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: September seems a long way off
Farmer writer Kieran Sullivan does the maths on the Fodder Support Scheme's payment rates.
6 July 2022 Farmer Writes
First post-Brexit scheme opens for English farmers
Under the improved grassland soil standard, a total annual payment of £11/acre is paid under the introductory level and £23/acre is available under the intermediate level.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland
New entrants potentially excluded from ACRES
New entrants to farming in 2023 who did not submit a Basic Payment Scheme application in 2022 are not eligible to join the new ACRES scheme in the tranche which will open in Q4 of 2023.
6 July 2022 Schemes
Department makes €21.7m BPS refund to 100,000 farmers
The BPS refund is part of the annual budgetary procedure of the EU, says the Department of Agriculture.
1 July 2022 News
Grants for tree planting on NI farmland
Two grants for establishing woodland are open for applications in Northern Ireland. Peter McCann reports.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Means-testing for Rural Social Scheme criticised
Stringent means-testing for smaller farmers seeking to join the scheme has meant that many positions remain unfilled.
22 June 2022 News
New €1.5bn agri-environment scheme to be called ACRES
A new €1.5bn agri-environment scheme within the next CAP is to be called the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme or ‘ACRES’.
21 June 2022 News