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Direct Payments

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
Hen harrier meeting, new poultry chair, farm income figures and TAMS changes.
By Contributor on 21 December 2017
European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has defended his proposals for the next CAP, including more flexibility for each country to implement EU policy at the national level.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 December 2017
Forestry area increase, campaign on dog attacks needed, IFA in Brussels on veterinary medicine regulations.
By Contributor on 14 December 2017
An increased budget is essential for the future CAP to be effective, IFA president Joe Healy told Commissioner Phil Hogan during a meeting in Brussels last week.
By Contributor on 07 December 2017
Fianna Fáil's Charlie McConalogue has highlighted a GLAS spending shortfall, and wants it redeployed into BGDP and ANC payments.
By Pat O'Toole on 30 November 2017
The most important aspect of the next CAP will hinge on climate change and how farmers operate in a more environmentally friendly.
By Patrick Donohoe on 30 November 2017
How farm payments will look in the next CAP will be watched very closely by millions of farmers across the continent.
By Patrick Donohoe on 30 November 2017
€13m to be reimbursed to Irish farmers
Overall, €433m will be reimbursed to EU farmers from 1 December in unused agricultural crisis reserve funding.
By Amy Forde on 28 November 2017
Angus Woods has said there needs to be a much stronger and more robust defence of European beef farmers in Brussels.
By Contributor on 16 November 2017
Part-time suckler farmer, Trevor Boland, and full-time dairy farmer Michael-John Houlihan outline what they think about the possible cuts to payments to part-time farmers.
By Amy Forde on 26 October 2017
The next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could see direct payments to part-time farmers scaled back or even cut completely.
By Amy Forde on 26 October 2017
Direct payments from the EU to part-time farmers could be cut under a new proposal from DG Agri in Brussels.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
What is truly striking about the analysis is the dependence on direct payments in the cereals sector, not just in Ireland but across Europe.
By Matt Dempsey on 10 August 2017
Mayo, Monaghan and Sligo were counties with lowest average payment per farmer.
By Paul Mooney on 03 August 2017
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