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Basic Payment Scheme

Farmers with land that has no BPS entitlements are being encouraged to lease entitlements for the 2018 scheme year.
By Peter McCann on 18 January 2018
With the majority of land still far too wet to spread slurry, it is important that farmers do not place their farm payments at risk.
By William Conlon on 18 January 2018
In total last week, some 40 outstanding Nutrient Management Plans (NMPs) and 460 Commonage management plans (CMPs) were submitted to the Department, speeding up some payments.
By Amy Forde on 13 January 2018
The money will be spent on contract staff to upgrade IT systems that deal with farmer schemes.
By Thomas Hubert on 11 January 2018
Five issues holding up BPS payments
Out of over 123,000 eligible farmers, 900 farmers have yet to be paid their Basic Payment Scheme monies.
By Amy Forde on 05 January 2018
Do you know the average age of an Irish female farmer?
According to DAFM, the average age of female farmers in Ireland is 62, five years older than their male counterparts.
By Farmers Journal on 06 January 2018
This week Nathan Tuffy focuses on weanlings in the second part of his review of the mart trade during 2017.
By Nathan Tuffy on 04 January 2018
Accurate records of pesticide purchase, use and inventory are essential to avoid cross-compliance penalties. Stephen Robb outlines what you need to know.
By Stephen Robb on 02 January 2018
It is now optional for EU member states to change the definition of an active farmer, which Ireland may decide to change in the future.
By Amy Forde on 28 December 2017
In its latest scheme payment update, the Department of Agriculture has said that nearly all BPS payments have been made.
By Amy Forde on 28 December 2017
2017 was a mixed year for the Department in relation to payments. However, issues with GLAS are overshadowing a lot of the good work done.
By William Conlon on 28 December 2017
Commonage farmers defend their BPS money in face of Department of Agriculture over-claim letters.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 21 December 2017
Burned land penalties will affect more than just the Basic Payment Scheme money.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 21 December 2017
The European Commission is examining the issue of land eligibility on Irish farms. This was first revealed by the Irish Farmers Journal.
By Patrick Donohoe on 14 December 2017
Farmers' payments are being delayed by IT problems in the Department of Agriculture.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 14 December 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal asked readers what they think a proposed limit on annual farm payments should be. Here are the results.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 12 December 2017
Payments to young farmers enrolled in the Young Farmer Scheme and the National Reserve have started to issue.
By Amy Forde on 09 December 2017
Exclusive: farmers in line for massive land penalty
Just three years after being forced to pay millions back to Brussels, another potential land eligibility time bomb is ticking.
By Patrick Donohoe on 07 December 2017
Some 10,000 GLAS farmers are currently not eligible for payment from the scheme it has been revealed.
By William Conlon on 07 December 2017
The Department of Agriculture has revealed that 20% of farmers are currently ineligible for GLAS payments.
By William Conlon on 07 December 2017
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