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€15m in BISS funding crossing county lines under convergence
Darren Carty
The move from 60% to 85% convergence will see 15 counties experience a combined cut of €15m, with this funding transferring to nine counties, mainly located along the western seaboard.
Fermanagh and south Tyrone has the most farms
Over 4,000 farm businesses applied for the Basic Payment Scheme in the Fermanagh and south Tyrone parliamentary constituency this year.
Average BPS payout at three-year low
In both 2020 and 2021, additional money was added into the BPS payment pot in NI.
2,100 to be excluded from farm payments
Those who keep land in good agricultural condition will no longer be able to claim area-based payments in NI
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
MLAs push for 3ha minimum claim
Members of the Stormont Agriculture committee have received a detailed briefing on future farm support in NI. David Wright reports
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Thousands of BPS forms not submitted
Scheme rules are due to change from 2025 onwards, which could see increased activity with entitlement trading.
BPS applications, breeding and buying cattle for grazing
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at getting your BPS application right, breeding and what to dose purchased animals with going to grass.
8 May 2024 Management
All land eligible for payment from 2026
A DAERA spokesperson confirmed to the Irish Farmers Journal this week that the rule change is 'planned for 2026'.
Beef Management: BPS application deadline and grass tetany prevention
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser application on beef farms, BPS deadlines and preventing grass tetany on suckler farms.
1 May 2024 Management
NI entitlement trade at odds with ROI
Uncertainty regarding the future value of entitlements in Northern Ireland is seeing more farmers opt for the leasing option rather than selling.
27 March 2024 Schemes
NI entitlement trade at odds with ROI
In 2024, entitlements are being cut by 9% in NI to fund the new Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme and more deductions will occur in future years.
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland