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€7.5m in BEAM payments still to be clawed back
Declan O'Brien
More than €10.8m in BEAM repayments has been recouped from farmers to-date, with 6,990 farmer accounts described as “fully cleared”.
18 May 2022 News
Agricultural appeals up 42% in two years
The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the Agriculture Appeals Office’s ability to progress and close appeals, Minister McConalogue has said.
29 April 2022 News
IFA writes to Minister seeking mobilisation of clawed-back BEAM funds
The IFA called on Minister McConalogue to use the €18m in clawed back BEAM funds and the crisis reserve pot to finance beef farmer payments.
Minister must come out of hiding on looming crisis
If the data from the Teagasc survey is reflective of decisions being taken across all suckler/beef and sheep farms, there is a real threat that we will see major market disruption in the months ahead.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Editorial: rising tide lifts Irish beef price
Pursuing a PGI for Irish grass-fed beef, tillage farmers face a dilemma and Teagasc figures present wake-up call.
13 April 2022 Editorial
IFA to oppose destocking in €13m pig scheme
Cabinet has given the green light for a €13m pig scheme to be administered by the Department of Agriculture.
13 April 2022 News
BEAM repayments pushing farmers ‘over the edge’ – ICSA
There needs to be a measure of fairness for retrieving BEAM funds from farmers who missed the scheme’s targets, says the ICSA.
12 April 2022 News
Editorial: holding back €40m BEAM money risks suckler fodder shortage
Without any financial safety net, the risk of trebling investment in fertiliser is not an option for most suckler farmers.
6 April 2022 Editorial
No underspend in BEAM scheme, Department claims
Ireland received €50m from the European Commission to fund the scheme and this was co-financed to the tune of €50m from the exchequer.
6 April 2022 News
Financial package needed for beef farmers – IFA
A financial aid package is needed for beef farmers to provide certainty as they make breeding decisions which could impact beef supply for the next three years, says the IFA.
30 March 2022 News
20 tips to secure more forage on Irish farms
Ahead of a meeting between the farm organisations and the Minister for Agriculture on supply chain disruptions as a result of the war in Ukraine, we look at 20 steps to secure more forage.
8 March 2022 News
Demands for BEAM clawbacks with interest charges 'inconceivable' - IFA
IFA livestock chair Brendan Golden has called on Minister McConalogue to provide farmers with extended repayment facilities, with no interest charges.
7 March 2022 News