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Rural Development

Work on re-designating Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) in NI stopped in December 2016.
By Peter McCann on 12 October 2017
A letter from George Eustice to the House of Lords has confirmed that Westminster intends to maintain Pillar 2 payments as well as direct support to farmers.
By Odile Evans on 28 September 2017
The National Council of Rural Advisers will provide advice to the cabinet secretary on the potential implications of Scotland leaving the EU as part of the UK.
By Odile Evans on 21 September 2017
Macra na Feirme president James Healy has called for the introduction of financial instruments through the Rural Development Programme( RDP).
By Contributor on 21 September 2017
DEFRA has confirmed that agri-environment payments, partly funded by the EU, are secure for their promised lifetime regardless of if that extends beyond the Brexit date.
By Odile Evans on 14 September 2017
Ash dieback continues to spread but new native broadleaf afforestation and restoration programmes are encouraging.
By Donal Magner on 14 September 2017
The Scottish Government has revised its budget estimates for the Rural Development Programme and submitted it to Brussels for approval.
By Odile Evans on 07 September 2017
While the confirmation of funding for an additional year was welcomed by NFU Scotland, the organisation said it wants the UK Government to commit to RDP funding to 2022.
By Odile Evans on 07 September 2017
Teagasc are charging membership fees to Knowledge Transfer participants, but extra charges by private planners are prohibited.
By The Dealer on 24 August 2017
Strong demand for lamb, submission to the Citizens Assembly and call for GLAS plans.
By Contributor on 24 August 2017
The IFA is seeking an allocation of €100m to meet on-farm investment plans and the commitments entered into with approvals already issued.
By Contributor on 24 August 2017
Opening a community hotel – that’s the remarkable step residents of the border village of Knockatallon in Co Monaghan took to develop tourism in their area, writes Margaret Hawkins.
By Maria Moynihan on 24 August 2017
The priorities outlined by the various stakeholders in negotiations on the EU's future farm policy will have an impact on the payments hitting farmers' pockets. Here is who wants what.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 August 2017
TAMS costings, ensure security of payment and leadership training for your reps.
By Contributor on 10 August 2017
IFA calls for climate measures, KT payments to be on time and forestry call.
By Contributor on 03 August 2017
With the IFA's pre-budget submission launched, GLAS payments must be sped up.
By Contributor on 13 July 2017
This week is the deadline to apply for the first trance of tillage TAMS.
By Odile Evans on 29 June 2017
Animal nutrition company to create 20 jobs
Connolly’s Red Mills announces 20 new jobs for Kilkenny.
By William Conlon on 23 June 2017
Ambassador for the Action Plan for Rural Ireland Pat Spillane and Senator John O’Mahony spoke to Macra na Feirme about the future of rural Ireland at the recent Croke Park Challenge Cup.
By Contributor on 29 June 2017
The IFA has called on the Minister for Agriculture to give assurance that there will be no repeat of the GLAS payment delays this year.
By Contributor on 15 June 2017
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