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Spike in number of 2021 BDGP and BPS appeals
Noel Bardon
There has been a significant rise in the number of farmers appealing decisions made by the Department of Agriculture concerning their payments and schemes.
Payment rates for ACRES revealed
The Department of Agriculture has released its proposed payment rates for those participating in ACRES.
Priority access and extra payments for organics in ACRES
A 30ha drystock farmer entered into the Organic Farming Scheme and ACRES can draw down in excess of €18,300 in 2023 for these two schemes alone.
Letter regarding lump sum payment announced to go organic
"Lump sum payments for farmers to go organic" - Donie Howard, Kilcorney, Co Cork.
10 August 2022 Letters
Field scoring leaves farmer ACRES payments uncertain
Farmers in certain ACRES actions may find their payments dropping if field scores deteriorate in years three and five of the scheme.
FarmPEAT results-based payments exceed €180/ha with top-ups on way
FarmPEAT is an EIP paying farmers to undertake environmental actions on raised bogs in the midlands.
8 August 2022 News
Case studies: 2021 farmer appeals against GLAS penalties
The Agriculture Appeals Office upheld the arguments of 24 farmers who appealed against facing sanction from the Department last year.
5 August 2022 News
New ACRES actions revealed
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the environmental measures which will be available to farmers through ACRES.
Tax clarity for retiring English farmers
HMRC has clarified the tax implications on lump sum payments to farmers exiting the sector.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Organic farming: mixed farmer views on making the switch
Now that Organic Farming Scheme payments have increased, the Irish Farmers Journal asked farmers if they are considering the change
3 August 2022 News
Almost 70,000 drystock farmers apply for Fodder Support Scheme
The counties with the highest number of applications were Galway, Mayo, Cork, Roscommon, Clare and Donegal.
3 August 2022 News
Flat-rate tillage payment and expanded straw scheme suggested
A sub-group of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee met to propose ways to increase tillage area.
29 July 2022 News