Fears EU anti-greenwashing rules could bring more farm paperwork
Noel Bardon
Retailers or processors marketing farmers' participation of agri-environmental schemes to consumers could have to carry out their own verification process if new EU rules pass, Copa Cogeca has said.
22 December 2023 News
Schemes update: latest on pre-Christmas farm payments
The final pre-Christmas payment runs under BISS, CRISS, ANC and eco schemes took place from 19 to 21 December, with payment runs resuming in the new year on 2 and 3 January.
12 December 2023 Schemes
Over €80m in eco scheme balancing payments begin
The payment rate is €67 per eligible hectare under the eco scheme for 2023.
Scheme payments update: 1,800 farmers receive €4.7m in eco scheme payments
This week’s payments bring the total sum paid up to week ending 17 November to €192.6m to 109,361 farmers.
17 November 2023 News
Payment queries rise significantly
Payment runs are taking place on a weekly basis, with almost €9m paid to over 2,700 farmers under BISS last week.
8 November 2023 Schemes
€183m in eco scheme payments released
A payment rate of €67/ha will be made one week after BISS advance payments begin issuing to farmers.
31 October 2023 News
Agroforestry and organics: a viable combination
At a recent Teagasc organic farm walk, the incorporation of various eco schemes alongside organic farming was discussed. Martin Merrick reports on some of the options available.
Anticipation building ahead of scheme payments commencing
Payment under the Areas of Natural Constraint will commence on 17 October, with payments under BISS and Eco Schemes commencing on 24 and 31 October, respectively.
11 October 2023 News