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Direct Payments

The main driver is continued weak sterling against the euro, although Brexit is on the horizon.
By David Wright on 19 April 2018
Farmers Journal Scotland editor John Sleigh has his take on the week's news.
By John Sleigh on 12 April 2018
‘10% of total CAP budget should be for young farmer measures’ - Macra
Macra na Feirme is calling for Young Farmers to be prioritised in the next CAP
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 29 March 2018
A draft agreement outlined this week should see the UK remain within the CAP to the end of 2020.
By David Wright on 22 March 2018
Policymakers should not underestimate the possibility that marginal land is not farmed in the future.
By David Wright on 22 March 2018
IFA lobbies on CAP, timber prices on the up, dairy intervention and your chance to win in the IFA calendar competition.
By Contributor on 22 March 2018
A meeting will take place between the UK and Irish Ministers for Agriculture on Thursday.
By Odile Evans on 15 March 2018
Only Ireland and Germany of the significant beef producing countries in the EU don't have a coupled payment.
By Phelim O'Neill on 15 March 2018
Farmers have to the usual 15 May deadline to get their forms submitted online.
By David Wright on 01 March 2018
UK wants to cut direct payments by £150m from 2020 in England
The British Government is planning an 'agricultural transition' away from direct payments, while devolved administrations will be free to set their own policy.
By Thomas Hubert on 27 February 2018
Farmer views from the first Save Our Sucklers mart evening, held in Carndonagh Mart, Co Donegal.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 22 February 2018
Who should get direct payments? CAP 2020 talks get practical
EU agriculture ministers began discussions on the best ways of directing payments to those farmers who need them most this Monday.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 February 2018
The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) was worth €37m to 21,000 farmers in 2017 – which county benefited most from the scheme payments?
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan examines two very different 2017 profit monitors from the BETTER farm beef programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 February 2018
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
Never before have such major challenges as Brexit, CAP, Mercosur and climate change converged in a single year, Joe Healy told the IFA AGM.
By Contributor on 18 January 2018
Annual direct supports to UK farmers may be less than half the £3.1bn promised by Defra secretary Michael Gove at the recent Oxford Farming Conference.
By Lorcan Allen on 13 January 2018
UK farmers promised direct payments during transition
The UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference on Thursday morning.
By Odile Evans on 04 January 2018
Poor weather conditions continue to make out-wintering of livestock increasingly difficult. However, farmers must be careful to avoid cross compliance penalties.
By William Conlon on 04 January 2018
Statutory policy options could be developed at EU level as the gaps between EU and world quality standards widen despite booming exports.
By Matt Dempsey on 04 January 2018
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