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ACRES balancing payments to start in June
Rachel Donovan
Any balancing ACRES payments be paid in regular payments throughout the month of June, according to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
Dairy co-ops facing a period of flux
There was plently of talk at Balmoral Show around the potential implications of having different milk payment systems operating in NI
22 May 2024 News
'Small number' of farmers awaiting payment from Asba Meats
A senior executive at Asba Meats maintained that the vast majority of farmers were paid for cattle and sheep supplied to the firm within two to three weeks.
CAP payments are crucial to small farmers, survey finds
A new Teagasc study has underscored the necessity of direct payments in leaving small beef and sheep farmers with a farm income.
22 May 2024 News
Supports needed for forestry replanting, Gleeson concedes
Department supremo insists that the legal requirement to replant forestry ground after harvesting will not be removed.
22 May 2024 News
Over 124,000 apply for BISS
This is down nearly 4,500 applications from last year, which saw over 128,500 in by the May deadline.
17 May 2024 News
IFA calls out Asba Meats on slow payments
'[The] IFA is aware of farmers who supplied to Asba Meats, but who had to wait for payment,' said IFA livestock chair Declan Hanrahan.
15 May 2024 News
€5,000/ha ash dieback payment won’t be lump sum
This per hectare payment includes an initial injection of €2,500 once a site is cleared and replanted, with a further two payments of €1,250 some years later.
13 May 2024 News
Thousands of BPS forms not submitted
Scheme rules are due to change from 2025 onwards, which could see increased activity with entitlement trading.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Farmer referrals to Rural Support double
Overall, 560 farm families contacted Rural Support for help during 2023/2024, with a 40% increase in calls seen during the last six months.
Calls for 'common sense' on fertiliser penalties
The potential for penalties to be imposed on low-stocked farms has come 'like a bolt out of the blue' for many farmers, the INHFA claimed.
8 May 2024 News