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Basic Payment Scheme

Applications through the scheme have stepped up over the past two weeks.
By William Conlon on 19 April 2018
As spring crop options become increasingly limited, growers have been calling for a derogation from the three-crop rule under greening obligations in the Basic Payment Scheme.
By Stephen Robb on 11 April 2018
The Department of Agriculture is continuing its nationwide rollout of Basic Payment Scheme clinics this week.
By on 12 April 2018
BPS clinics: when and where they are on this week?
The Department of Agriculture is continuing its nationwide rollout of Basic Payment Scheme clinics this week.
By Emmet Landy on 10 April 2018
In this week's legal query, solicitor Aisling Meehan looks at whether the Department of Agriculture can suspend farm inspections during the ongoing fodder crisis.
By Aisling Meehan on 09 April 2018
Strong attendance at the first Department of Agriculture BPS application clinic showed the need for assistance among 13% of farmers going through the process online for the first time.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 April 2018
Farmers have less than six weeks to get their Single Application submitted online to DAERA.
By David Wright on 05 April 2018
It appears that many farmers took advantage of the past few weeks of bad weather to apply for their basic payment, while many more are attending Department of Agriculture clinics starting this Tuesday.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 April 2018
'Hectacre' recognised as official area measurement
BPS applications can now be filled out in hectacres at the request of Irish farmers, the European Commission has confirmed to the Irish Farmers Journal.
By The Dealer on 01 April 2018
There can be a big variation in the price that farmers will pay when purchasing or leasing entitlements.
By William Conlon on 29 March 2018
Farmers can get one-to-one help with their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) online applications from the Department of Agriculture over the coming weeks.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 29 March 2018
Some farmers in partnership have told the Irish Farmers Journal that their Knowledge Transfer payments have been delayed.
By Odile Evans on 29 March 2018
Farmers must ensure that they are not over-claiming on their Basic Payment Scheme land parcels as it could lead to fines and delayed payments. William Conlon reports.
By William Conlon on 22 March 2018
DNA sampling of beef carcases, if implemented correctly and critically not too expensive, is a step in the right direction for the sector.
By Sarah Anderson on 22 March 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: dry weather and cow numbers
In the news today, Wednesday 21 March: clinics have been announced to help with online BPS applications, grain markets are down and cow numbers are up.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 March 2018
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: BPS clinics and TB eradication
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from today, 20 March 2018.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 March 2018
Basic Payment Scheme online clinics: where you can go for help
The Department of Agriculture has released details of its nationwide online Basic Payment Scheme clinics.
By Darren Carty on 20 March 2018
The European Court of Auditors has issued a new reports outlining the failures and limitations of the current BPS system.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 15 March 2018
If a farmer wishes to apply for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) as a registered farm partnership they must be registered with the Department of Agriculture by 31 March 2018, so time is running out.
By William Conlon on 15 March 2018
The Irish Farmers Journal/IFA SOS event in Elphin, Roscommon heard how a well-run, efficient 40ha suckler farm with high levels of efficiency will generate a net profit of just €12,000.
By Peter Varley on 13 March 2018
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