Climate and environment
Up to €220/ha for commonage farmers in ACRES
Noel Bardon
Farmers with commonage outside the ACRES co-operation project zones can apply through the general entry route.
Some ACRES actions to exceed €1,000/ha
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the payment rates the Department expects to pay farmers for undertaking actions in the new ACRES.
16 July 2022 Schemes
New ACRES will be challenging for farmers to access - ICSA
The ICSA has challenged Minister McConalogue to demonstrate how the ACRES scheme will bring any worthwhile benefits to active, commercial farmers.
Anticipation building as opening of AECM edges closer
Confirmation of the exact specifics of the flagship agri-environment scheme are expected towards the end as the European Commission finalises details of Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027.
8 June 2022 Schemes
What is expected of the public when entering on to farmland?
The recent INHFA survey highlighted the vulnerable position of landowners when dealing with those seeking to access their lands.
15 May 2022 News
Farmers in ‘vulnerable’ position on public access to lands – INHFA
An INHFA survey has shown that there is an undercurrent of thuggish behaviour in public access of farm and hill lands, according to association vice president Pheilim Molloy.
11 May 2022 News
Department tightens screw on ‘map acres’
Stocking rates for commonage ground will be cut from 170kg of organic nitrogen per hectare to 50kgN/ha. Declan O'Brien and Darren Carty report.
27 April 2022 News
Plan early to meet ANC stocking rates
There is a lot of talk about farmers reducing stocking rates or purchasing the minimum numbers required in light of escalating fertiliser and concentrate costs.
20 April 2022 Schemes
My Farming Week: Colm Gavin, Leenane, Co Mayo
Colm Gavin is a hill farmer from Co Mayo and is also a Farming for Nature Ambassador.
6 April 2022 News
Only days left to apply for Multi Species Sward Measure
The measure which opened for applications on Friday 25 March has a narrow window to apply with the deadline fast approaching on Monday 4 April.
30 March 2022 Schemes
Evidence to be requested from commonage and some tillage farmers in CAP
Farmers will have to show “how they bear the economic and agricultural risk with regard to the agricultural activity being undertaken”.
27 March 2022 News
Active farmer stocking rate reduces from 0.15LU/ha to 0.1LU/ha
The move to reduce the stocking rate requirement proposed for defining an active farmer reportedly stems from a focus of maintaining a balanced stocking rate in hill and commonage areas.
25 March 2022 Schemes