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New €1.5bn agri-environment scheme to be called ACRES
Barry Murphy
A new €1.5bn agri-environment scheme within the next CAP is to be called the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme or ‘ACRES’.
13 June 2022 News
Cattle and sheep must not be taken off the hills – IFA
IFA hill chair Caillín Conneely has warned of social, economic and wildfire implications of any moves to take cattle and sheep down off hill land.
9 June 2022 News
Results-based farm schemes ‘way forward’ for nature - Taoiseach
The co-operation stream of the Agri-Environmental Climate Measure (AECM) proposed in Ireland’s draft CAP strategic plan represents the future of nature restoration, an Taoiseach has said.
Planners express Agri-Environmental Training Scheme application concerns
The requirement for farmers to log in to the AgFood portal to apply for the environmental training course will hamper participation, say advisers.
22 April 2022 News
All agri-environmental scheme applicants must be paid in 2023 - IFA
The IFA has called on the Minister to ensure that no farmers wishing to participate in agri-environmental schemes are left without payment next year.
14 March 2022 News
Criteria for priority areas in new agri-environment scheme revealed
The scheme is expected to open for applications in October 2023 and further tranches will open at a later date.
2 March 2022 News
Macra ‘disappointed’ with agri-environmental scheme maps' exclusions
Macra na Feirme has expressed disappointment with the exclusion of many areas of the midlands and east from the new co-operative agri-environmental schemes.
14 February 2022 News
Some counties 'left out' of new agri-environment scheme €10,000 payment
Vast swathes of the country have been excluded from one aspect of the new agri-environment scheme, according to the ICSA.
14 February 2022 News
Revealed: locations of priority farms for €10,000 CAP scheme
Commonage land, designated Natura 2000 land and priority water catchments are among the land included in the selected areas.
9 February 2022 News
Project teams to lead AECM co-operation measures
A tender process to appoint project teams has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture.
9 February 2022 News
Two entry routes for farmers to apply to new agri-environment scheme
The scheme will be open to all farmers and there is two entry routes by which farmers can gain access.
9 February 2022 Schemes
New map reveals land targeted for new agri-environment measure
Large swathes of counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry and Wicklow have been targeted in the scheme.
9 February 2022 News