Minister to seek more money for ACRES to accommodate over 50,000 farmers
Noel Bardon
The Minister for Agriculture has indicated he will seek to expand the number of places open to farmers to enter the ACRES scheme.
22 March 2023 News
Up to €30,000 grant available in traditional farm buildings scheme
The process is highly competitive and it is expected that 70 to 80 projects will be supported this year, the Heritage Council has said.
Full steam ahead on the Footprint Farms this spring
From calving to lambing, to slurry testing and producing sporthorses, it's a busy time for the Footprint Farmers.
Testing time ahead for form-fillers
An unprecedented amount of application forms must be filled over the next couple of months, and farmers have decisions to make now, starting with soil testing.
15 March 2023 Dealer
Creosote alternative not there in quantity required to fulfil demand
James Geoghegan, who imports and distributes creosote fencing materials, told the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on Wednesday that there is no alternative product lined up for the Irish market to replace creosote.
9 March 2023 News
Minister ‘disingenuous’ on sheep sector supports - TD
Michael Collins TD says Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue must act on providing a support package of €30/ewe for the sheep sector.
9 March 2023 News
All farmers now to meet minimum space for nature requirement
Every farmer is required to have at least 4% of their holding dedicated to space for nature under measure eight of good agricultural and environment condition (GAEC).
3 March 2023 News
€6,000/year for 46,000 ACRES farmers
It had been feared that thousands could be locked out, as the scheme had expected to take in only 30,000 farmers in 2023.
1 March 2023 News
Converting to organic farming in Clarina
There have been a few changes on Kenneth Reid’s farm in Clarina, Co Limerick, since the Irish Farmers Journal visited at the end of last year.
1 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Minister bets on ACRES for sheep farmers in crisis
Declining sheep farmer margins were raised at a Fianna Fáil farmer meeting in Roscommon this week.
1 March 2023 News
All eligible ACRES plans accepted as 2023 BISS opens
There are significant changes for the 130,000 farmers who receive a Basic Income Support for Sustainability application to come to terms with before the extended deadline of 29 May 2023.
1 March 2023 Schemes
Farm groups welcome 46,000 ACRES places
The Minister for Agriculture confirmed that all 46,000 farmers who applied for ACRES will have a place in the scheme. Noel Bardon and Barry Murphy report.
1 March 2023 News