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Big changes on the horizon affecting trading of entitlements
Darren Carty
Changes in 2023 include an amnesty on the clawback of entitlements sold without land, the introduction of an active farmer rule for payment of entitlements and tighter restrictions around leasing.
2 March 2022 Schemes
Active farmer checks and stocking rate changes for eco schemes and ANC
Stocking rate checks to determine if a producer is deemed an active farmer will begin in 2022 and those at risk of failing the ‘active farmer check’ based on current farming activity will be contacted
26 January 2022 News
Over 20% of farms to miss out on new payment
A 10ha minimum claim size is proposed for a new area-based resilience measure in NI.
Calls for ‘tax holiday’ on entitlement sales
The farm body said capital gains tax at up to 33% was a major impediment to the transfer of CAP entitlements.
19 January 2022 News
Consultants raise concerns over 10ha minimum claim
The analysis by consultants from RPS warns that small farms will fall outside new farm sustainability standards.
19 January 2022 News
DAERA to take pressure off farm entitlements
In the current system, some farmers have to keep every last corner eligible to claim full payments.
5 January 2022 Opinion
Money Mentor: financial tips for farmers for 2022
Money Mentor Margaret Nolan provides a few financial tips for farmers for 2022.
2 January 2022 News
‘Robust’ definition of active farmer needed - Macra
The definition of an active farmer should be someone who farms the land, whether that be part-time or full-time, Macra has said.
12 December 2021 News
Farming sees a demographic crisis - Macra
The Joint Committee on Agriculture met to discuss the CAP and young farmers with Macra representing key issues facing young farmers.
2 December 2021 News
10,500 farmers must prove they are not ‘armchair’ farmers
These farmers will have to prove that they are actively farming from 2023.
1 December 2021 News
Farmers speak on Glanbia proposal
A number of Glanbia shareholders share their initial reaction to the proposal for the co-op to buy the plc's 40% stake in Glanbia Ireland.
17 November 2021 News
Farm organisations disappointed with new CAP schemes
Rachel Donovan canvassed reaction from a number of farm organisations to the range of new CAP schemes.
20 October 2021 News