Livestock measures could be added to proposed eco scheme – Markey
Noel Bardon
It was initally thought that eco-scheme options that benefit animal performance and the environment would not be approved by the Commission, but 'flexibility' has been shown by Brussels, Markey said.
27 April 2022 Schemes
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.
20 April 2022 Schemes
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.
Fertiliser database ‘critical’ for timely farmer payments for eco-scheme
A stakeholder consultative committee for the fertiliser database has been set up by the Department and met for the first time on Wednesday.
15 April 2022 News
Commission wants more from farmers in CAP plan
The European Commission’s initial observation letter on Ireland’s CAP strategic plan indicates that improvements are needed for the plan to receive approval.
13 April 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
Farmers left ‘disrespected’ by CAP in Wexford
Farmers are having to work harder and do more to get less and less, says one Wexford farmer.
22 March 2022 News
€1m multi-species sward scheme ‘in development’
The scheme has a target of 8,000ha and is aimed at cutting down on nitrogen use.
20 March 2022 News
IFA officers weigh in on organics, entitlements and dropping production
Some IFA officers have said that elements of the CAP strategic plan need “tweaking” before schemes are implemented on farms.
18 March 2022 News
CAP: key scheme changes Department wants you to know
Officials from the Department of Agriculture emphasised that the value of all entitlements is set to change from 2023.
7 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
Active farmer checks and stocking rate changes for eco schemes and ANC
Stocking rate checks to determine if a producer is deemed an active farmer will begin in 2022 and those at risk of failing the ‘active farmer check’ based on current farming activity will be contacted
2 March 2022 Schemes