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News Podcast: small farmers, ACRES and land leasing
Amy Forde
On this week’s show, we discuss the predicted exodus of small farmers, ACRES payments and new land leasing proposals.
22 May 2024 News
ACRES balancing payments to start in June
Any balancing ACRES payments will be paid in regular payments throughout the month of June, according to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
20 May 2024 News
Farmers in ACRES co-operation areas sold a pup - IFA
The IFA hill farming chair Caillin Conneely has called for more clarity with regards to panel scoring and the Non-Productive Investment (NPI) applications.
More inspections to address water quality 'on the way'
Increased inspections, alongside 46 catchment management plans, will be introduced in a revised Water Action Plan, says Minister for Nature Malcolm Noonan.
16 May 2024 News
Demand for rare breeds rockets due to ACRES
The introduction of the Agri-Climate Rural Environmental Scheme (ACRES) in 2022 has resulted in an increase in demand for rare breeds.
8 May 2024 Schemes
Calls for 'common sense' on fertiliser penalties
The potential for penalties to be imposed on low-stocked farms has come 'like a bolt out of the blue' for many farmers, the INHFA claimed.
8 May 2024 News
Tillage Management: planting, fungicides and bird food
Another spell of good weather looks to be on the way, and tillage farmers will be busy making the most of it.
8 May 2024 Husbandry
Minister must provide clarity on phosphorus-related penalties - Kerrane
Claire Kerrane of Sinn Féin has asked Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to provide clarity and communication on phosphorus-related penalties.
2 May 2024 News
Fertiliser use drives up risk of BISS fines
Up to half of the country’s farmers are potentially exposed to phosphorus-related penalties, farm consultants have warned.
1 May 2024 Schemes
ACRES and fertiliser warning
Key message – know what you can spread before ordering and purchasing compound fertiliser.
1 May 2024 Viewpoints
Total of 60,000ac of land sold in 2022 at average of €8,000/ac - CSO
Over 11,000ac of land was sold in the west of the country in 2022, more than any other region.
1 May 2024 News
Schemes update: 15 May deadline for ACRES winter bird food plots or strips
The crop must include at least one cereal mix and at least two or more non-cereal seed mixtures.
26 April 2024 Schemes