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Budget 2023: new suckler scheme to pay €90/cow
Amy Forde
The announcement of a new relief which will allow farmers to offset the cost of building new slurry tanks has been tainted by a 10% level on concrete.
28 September 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: farm budget positive but still gaps for farmers
For farming to get just €28m directly from a €1bn Brexit Adjustment Reserve fund in Budget 2023 beggars belief.
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.
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
Step by step: how to access your farm’s space for nature figure
The figures are available via agfood.ie and farmers or their advisers can access the overall figure and see a breakdown by land parcel and biodiversity or landscape feature.
16 September 2022 Schemes
What do the CAP 2023 stocking rate changes mean?
A farmer's individual stocking rate information is available on agfood.ie and this information will be used for far more than satisfying compliance for the ANC scheme under the next CAP.
14 September 2022 Schemes
Are ACRES and organic farming a complementary fit?
Organic farming will afford applicants to ACRES to gain priority entry via Tier 1 but many organic farmers, or those considering joining, are questions if joining ACRES will provide worthwhile payment
7 September 2022 Schemes
More farm certification needed in CAP schemes - EU report
The recommendation was the result of a report commissioned by the European Parliament’s agricultural and rural affairs committee.
29 August 2022 News
Agri-Environment Training Scheme extended
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue welcomed the high participation rate in the Agri-Environment Training Scheme and has encouraged more farmers to take part before the extended deadline.
29 August 2022 News
Mixed reaction to ACRES measures
Advisers report a high level of farmer enquiries, but there is a lot of consternation surrounding gaining access to the scheme and selecting measures that will leave money in your pocket.
24 August 2022 Schemes
Making changes to improve your farm's eligibility for ACRES
Many of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 assets are based on farm type, system or size, but there are four areas where farmers may be able to make changes to fall within Tier 1 or Tier 2.
17 August 2022 Schemes
What farms will gain priority entry to ACRES
Acceptance in to the agri-environment scheme will be determined by a three-tiered system and farms possessing priority environmental assets will be the first accepted.
17 August 2022 Schemes