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New agri-environmental scheme to target 50,000 farmers
Darren Carty
Farmers will be expected to work with others in their area to deliver a wider environmental good as part of the next agri-environmental scheme.
22 May 2021 News
Farm biodiversity survey ‘critical’ to gauge future scheme success
Advisers have welcomed the Department of Agriculture’s farm biodiversity survey pilot as baseline data is needed to demonstrate improvements on farms.
28 January 2021 News
Minister confirms consultation on new REPS to begin on Friday
The IFA has called for the scheme to be accessible to new entrants to farming and the 3,000 who left AEOS in 2018.
'The implications of a no-deal are much starker' - McConalogue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue sat down with Pat O’Toole from the Irish Farmers Journal to review a year like no other.
22 December 2020 News
REPS details elusive as farmers urged to sign up to GLAS
The Government appears to have oversold on the new REPS pilot, with at least 8,000 farmer left in payment limbo.
22 December 2020 News
EXCLUSIVE: 'New REPS' in 2021 not for GLAS farmers - McConalogue
Minister Charlie McConalogue urges farmers to take up the option of a GLAS extension before 1 January, as they will not be eligible for the new agri-environmental pilot scheme in 2021
18 December 2020 Schemes
Budget 2021: REPS scheme one step closer
The highly anticipated REPS-style scheme or REPS Mark II is a step closer for farmers following the publication of Budget 2021.
13 October 2020 News
GLAS set for rollover but REPS pushed back
Efforts to secure funds for an extension to GLAS will see a REPS pilot pushed to the second half of 2021, the Irish Farmers Journal understands.
30 September 2020 News
Farmers face prospect of prolonged scheme lockout
While GLAS is likely to be rolled over for farmers currently taking part, new entrants and AEOS farmers may not have the opportunity to join.
12 August 2020 Schemes
No plans to reopen GLAS for new entrants
While the GLAS scheme is likely to be rolled over for existing farmers, it is unlikely that it will reopen for new entrants.
7 August 2020 Schemes
ICSA calls for €750m/year for new REPS
In order to facilitate 70,000 farmers, an annual budget of €750m would be the minimum required for the new REPS scheme, the ICSA has said.
26 June 2020 News
Creed called on to open discussion on GLAS extension
There are 36,000 farmers who will be left without a GLAS payment when their contract expires at the end of 2020 unless an extension is put in place.
13 May 2020 News