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Inspections a real source of stress for farmers - Minister
Noel Bardon
Minister McConalogue has signaled his belief that reducing farm inspections is possible and the change can be brought through in the short term.
7 February 2024 Viewpoints
Tillage dilemma - the real cost
The cumulative effect is what hits farmers and could ultimately push them out of tillage.
7 February 2024 News
Still no green light on BVD payments for 2024
While there is no clarity surrounding supports available for all farmers, the Department has confirmed that it will continue to provide critical supports for BVD test-positive herds in 2024.
Scheme payments update: €3.4m paid under BISS and CRISS
Payments also took place in the Eco Scheme, ANC, TAMS, SIM and Protein Aid Scheme.
26 January 2024 Schemes
€1.74bn paid in agri schemes in 2023
The payments are a vital source of supports to farmers in an era of record input costs, pressure on output prices and vulnerable farm incomes.
24 January 2024 Schemes
€5.35m paid in scheme payments last week
The highest payment of €2.7m was under the BISS and CRISS, with €1.38m paid out under the Eco Scheme.
17 January 2024 Schemes
Final call for SCEP Bord Bia participation
Participants who are not certified as QA members on 22 January 2024, will be removed from the SCEP scheme.
17 January 2024 Schemes
10 February deadline for RFP
Applications for a Registered Farm Partnership must be submitted by 10 February, where applicants want to apply for schemes such as BISS in 2024.
10 January 2024 Schemes
Labour plans to cut farm support budget
Farmers in Northern Ireland currently receive around £300m from the UK’s overall 3bn farm budget.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Consultants forecast tight farm cash flows
The Andersons Centre is urging farmers to “consider their cash demands for the next few months carefully”.
27 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Over 10,500 farmers complete IBR testing
The mandatory measure in the National Beef Welfare Scheme was completed by over two thirds of participants and should provide a good dataset to get an insight on IBR prevalence in sucker herds.
27 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.
22 December 2023 News