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ICSA reminds existing organic farmers of need to re-apply for scheme
Rachel Donovan
All Organic Farming Scheme contracts will come to an end on 31 December 2022, the ICSA says.
23 November 2022 News
€5.3m issued to over 1,000 organic farmers
Organic farmers are set to receive advance payments under the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) over the coming days.
17 November 2022 News
Organic sheep farming and cotter crate demonstration open day
The event takes places in Co Limerick on Saturday 19 November from 11am to 1pm and includes organic farming presentations from Teagasc and the Organic Trust.
Farmers would ‘be mad not to look’ into organic farming
Fran Morrin of the Department of Agriculture said that he couldn’t imagine that there wouldn’t be support for organic farming going beyond 2027.
10 November 2022 News
Over 500 farmers apply to organic scheme
Applications to the latest tranche of the Organic Farming Scheme are heading towards 600, as farmers have one month left to apply.
9 November 2022 News
‘Heavy lifting’ needed from agriculture to cut emissions – Hackett
Minister of State Pippa Hackett says the latest tranche of the Organic Farming Scheme, which opened two weeks ago, “is already taking in hundreds of farmers”.
7 November 2022 News
ACRES deadline under pressure at Carlow event
Department of Agriculture official John Muldowney told farmers that the Department is “looking” at the ACRES application deadline and will notify them as soon as possible if it is to be extended.
4 November 2022 News
Organic Farming Scheme opens for applications
Interested applicants have a six week window to apply, with the current tranche closing on 9 December 2022.
26 October 2022 News
Weekly Podcast: ACRES opens, organics and fertiliser supplies
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
21 October 2022 News
Organic Farming Scheme re-opens for entrants
The average suckler or sheep farmer who converts to organics could be paid out as much as €61,500 under the scheme over the next five years.
20 October 2022 News
ACRES finally opens for 30,000 farmers
Farmers and their advisers can now submit their applications to participate in ACRES, as well as the Organic Farming Scheme.
Glenisk and Flahavan's come up trumps at organic awards
The 2022 Bord Bia National Organic Awards took place on Thursday 13 October.
14 October 2022 News