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Farmer Writes: where does the future lie?
James Strain
James Strain takes a glance at the new ACRES scheme, what the 85% convergence will mean and the 25% carbon reduction.
15 June 2022 News
Ireland's CAP plan an 'outlier' on installation aid
Young farmers have not faired well in Ireland's CAP strategic plan relative to the plans submitted by other EU member states.
28 April 2022 News
Department defends draft CAP plan
The European Commission was told that direct payment redistribution is a complex balancing act and that further details will be provided on the environmental aspects of the proposed schemes.
Home Farm: important paperwork complete
The effects of front loading, convergence and young farmer deductions really hit me.
27 April 2022 Opinion
Department’s CAP calculator can shed light on trading of entitlements
The online calculator will detail how the value of entitlements will change over the period 2023 to 2027 and help influence decisions on purchasing or leasing. entitlements.
27 April 2022 Schemes
Productive farmers 'sold out' by McConalogue in Carlow
Food security is not going to be achieved by hitting the most productive farmers and then turning around and asking them to go and produce, said one Carlow farmer.
30 March 2022 News
Big changes on the horizon affecting trading of entitlements
Changes in 2023 include an amnesty on the clawback of entitlements sold without land, the introduction of an active farmer rule for payment of entitlements and tighter restrictions around leasing.
23 March 2022 Schemes
CAP: your questions answered
Noel Bardon and Tommy Moyles report from CAP meetings in Mullingar and Rosscarbery, where farmer questions on the next CAP were answered by Department officials.
15 March 2022 News
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
It's the middle of March and weather challenges are making grazing tricky, but prices are good for dairy, beef and sheep.
11 March 2022 News
Weekly podcast: fodder, CAP convergence, fertiliser and pigs
Details on a package set to support farmers to make more fodder, CAP convergence and pig aid scheme payments all feature.
10 March 2022 News
Convergence effect revealed by Department’s own calculator
The Department’s own calculator shows high recipients losing heavily, but an average farmer only gaining €4 a year.
9 March 2022 News
Opinion: convergence effect confirmed by Department’s own calculator
The Department of Agriculture now has a CAP payments calculator for 2023-2026 on its website. If you currently are on high payments, you might want to sit down before visiting.
5 March 2022 Opinion