Almost 90% of new Organic Farming Scheme entrants in beef or sheep
Amy Forde
Across all enterprises, these farmers will account for an additional 16,000ha of organic land in Ireland.
2 October 2022 News
Farmers will follow the money
This week's budget is the latest step in encouraging farmers away from production towards lifestyle farming.
28 September 2022 News
New beef scheme to pay €90/cow
Amy Forde and Adam Woods report on the new €28m beef scheme announced in Budget 2023.
Sinn Féin in favour of incentivising hemp farming
Matt Carthy TD outlined Sinn Féin’s views on a potential hemp sector in Irish farming.
27 September 2022 News
Budget '23: Sinn Féin proposes suckler cow payment of €300/head
Sinn Féin has outlined its proposals for the agricultural sector in the upcoming budget.
23 September 2022 News
Crops forum provides update on many serious issues
Virus-tolerant varieties, CAP rules, winter oilseed rape performance, the three-crop rule, machinery sharing and the exit of Barra were among the major topics discussed at the recent crops forum.
21 September 2022 Husbandry
New cap on biomass use for energy production
The European Parliament voted on a raft of new measures under the new renewable energy directive.
21 September 2022 News
Over 330 farmers approved for Organic Farming Scheme
The Organic Farming Scheme will reopen in October for another round of applications.
20 September 2022 Schemes
Hiring of 80 new private advisers under way
Many of these new long-term contract roles will be open to graduates.
19 September 2022 News
Plans for greater scrutiny of biodiversity actions under CAP
By 2027, measures for biodiversity implemented under the CAP are to be monitored for their impact and efficacy.
18 September 2022 Schemes
Department outlines options for maximum payment in ACRES
In Friday night’s ACRES information webinar, Department of Agriculture speakers presented a number of examples for maximum payments in via the general entry route.
18 September 2022 Schemes
What is space for nature and how is it calculated?
Farmers will be asked to confirm or make changes to the preliminary space for nature estimates as part of the 2023 BISS and eco scheme applications.
17 September 2022 Schemes