43% of farmers in ACRES co-operation still waiting on balancing payment
Anne O'Donoghue
It was also revealed that 15% of all farmers in ACRES were overpaid by their interim payment in February.
New UK government pressed on farm budget
Following Labour’s election win last week, the party’s spokespeople for environment and agriculture were appointed as ministers in the new government.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
71% of consumers trust Irish dairy farmers to look after environment - NDC
Trust score up 6% year on year, according to the National Dairy Council.
10 July 2024 News
Minister Heydon announces €22.3m in new research grants
Total grant aid under the 2023 thematic call now stands at €46m - the largest ever funding for a Department of Agriculture research call.
9 July 2024 News
Farmers need certainty on direction of travel – new Green leader
The newly elected leader of the Green Party has stated that changes to regulations mean that farming must change, but farmers deserve clarity on the direction of travel.
8 July 2024 News
Teagasc appoints new manager for Roscommon-Longford region
Gabriel Trayers has almost 30 years experience working with Teagasc and will lead the Teagasc team delivering advisory services to farmers and educational courses in the regional offices.
4 July 2024 News
Tighter fertiliser rules on the table
Establishment of an online database which records details about the movement of fertiliser on to individual farms is part of the plan
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
Catch crop rules changes not enough
Farmers are confused about grazing rules for catch crop and forage crops and don;t see the need for the complications.
3 July 2024 News
Farming for output and sustainability in Co Antrim
At a recent Pasture for Profit farm walk, Bill Harpur outlined how he is making his cattle enterprise more sustainable while maintaining output. Kieran Mailey reports.
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
NGO to take EU's glyphosate reapproval to court
PAN Europe intends on taking the Commission to court over its decision to reauthorise glyphosate for sale on EU markets for 10 years.
3 July 2024 News
Flexibility needed on ACRES interim payment clawback – Kerrane
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on agriculture Claire Kerrane has said the Department of Agriculture needs to exercise flexibility when it comes to recouping ACRES monies from farmers.
3 July 2024 News