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Housing requirements on Roscommon organic suckler farm
Darren Carty
When it comes to suckler, beef and dairy farmers considering converting to organics housing requirements are said to be a significant barrier affecting many.
20 June 2022 News
Only 10 new dairy farmers apply for Organic Farming Scheme
The €22m Organic Farming Scheme appears to have struggled to attract dairy farmers to enter conversion.
New scheme to pay farmers up to €250/ha in next CAP
In addition to significantly higher payments, farmers participating in the Organic Farming Scheme will also be offered priority access to the new agri-environment scheme and higher grant aid.
Weekly podcast: new REPS, sheep prices and organics
We get details on the new Agri-Environment Climate Measure to be rolled out to farmers, an update on sheep price market trends, Government climate negotiations and an organic farm walk.
10 June 2022 News
Organic Farming Scheme balancing payments commence
Approximately 94,000ha of farmland is currently under organic production in Ireland and a further 17,000ha is being converted in 2022, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
9 June 2022 News
Some countries too weak on organic targets – EU organics group
An EU-wide organic farming organisation has hit out at some member states’ lack of ambition when setting targets and funding rates for organics.
8 June 2022 News
Conventional beef surpassing organic prices - ICSA
The ICSA has said that the market situation for farmers producing organic beef is unsustainable, given the relative price of conventional product.
19 May 2022 News
Latest tranche of the organic processing grant scheme opens
The organic support scheme is a fully nationally funded scheme to assist in the development of the organic processing sector.
17 May 2022 News
380 new applicants to Organic Farming Scheme
The Organic Farming Scheme has seen a 20% increase in applicants compared to 2021.
26 April 2022 News
The season of scheme deadline dates is here
There are a number of scheme deadline dates over the next two weeks, many of which have been extended from the original deadline.
13 April 2022 Schemes
Organic Farming Scheme deadline extended
Minister Pippa Hackett says she has listened to farmers and their advisers and has extended the deadline for the Organic Farming Scheme to give them more time to apply.
6 April 2022 News
Is the grass greener in organic farming for our Footprint Farmers?
We looked at some of the fundamental changes our Footprint Farmers would have to make in order to convert their conventional farming system to an organic farming system.
23 March 2022 Footprint Farmers