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European Commission

No relaxation of three-crop rule for NI and Scotland
Efforts to seek a derogation for the three-crop rule in Northern Ireland and Scotland have been unsuccessful.
By Peter McCann on 21 April 2018
The EU is increasing options to fine-tune Areas of Natural Constraint rules.
By John Sleigh on 12 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
Trade negotiations with South American countries are due to resume later this month.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 April 2018
Trade negotiations with South American countries are due to resume later this month.
By Thomas Hubert on 11 April 2018
Many spring crop options past their optimum – Teagasc
The prolonged winter has disrupted not only autumn plantings, but now spring plantings as well as management of autumn-sown crops.
By Odile Evans on 10 April 2018
Rules on ANC extra €25m to be approved 'shortly' – IFA
EU farm organisations are gathered in Brussels this Monday to discuss the review of the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme in their respective countries.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 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
Arla increases price and milk change payment schedule to two pools.
By John Sleigh on 29 March 2018
Adam Woods profiles the Save Our Sucklers campaign and gives one final call for outstanding petitions and online signatures as the campaign enters its final phase.
By Adam Woods on 29 March 2018
Jannes Maes, president of European young farmers’ organisation, CEJA, grew up on a Flemish farm (dairy cattle, sheep and tillage) in Aalter, east of Flanders.
By Contributor on 29 March 2018
Nightly news: Vulture funds, sheep kills and GDT price fall
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie today, 22 March 2018.
By Michael Keaveny on 22 March 2018
A lower price per tonne was accepted by the European Commission than in previous sales.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 22 March 2018
David Wright reports from a pig industry meeting organised by animal feed specialists, AB Vista.
By David Wright on 22 March 2018
Bayer and Monsanto have been given the all clear to proceed with a planned merger.
By Lorcan Allen on 21 March 2018
Brexit: transition period agreed but Irish border to be clarified
Michael Barnier and David Davis have outlined the latest step in the Brexit negotiations in Brussels.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 19 March 2018
Joe Collins, managing director of Ornua’s dairy trading and ingredients division, gives his view of global dairy markets to Lorcan Allen.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 March 2018
The EU is currently reviewing the level of de minimis funding available to farmers in emergency circumstances.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 08 March 2018
The EU is currently reviewing the level of national-level de minimis funding available to farmers in emergency circumstances.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 06 March 2018
Agricultural aid increase, pig price, sheep and milk price.
By Contributor on 08 March 2018
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