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Rural Development Programme

Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: Project Ireland 2040 and Trodax
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from today, Friday 16 February.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 16 February 2018
Project Ireland 2040: €1bn for rural regeneration
As part of the National Development Plan, a new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will be established to invest an additional €1bn to promote rural renewal.
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
Rural Development projects move to next phase
The Minister for Agriculture has announced that a number of projects have been chosen to be develop their plan under the European Innovation Partnership Initiative.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 14 February 2018
Payments targeting the most marginal land are set to increase as budget talks on the level of farm support in the next CAP heat up.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 February 2018
ANC increase targets smaller hill farms
The Department of Agriculture has set payment rates for the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme, including this year's €25m budget increase.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 February 2018
Ireland must submit a formal amendment to the Rural Development Programme before this year's payment rates for Areas of Natural Constraints can be set.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 February 2018
"Do we want to see our countryside, particularly in the poorer areas, denuded of these communities? Because it is going that way" – Johnny Couchman, Johnstown House, Carlow.
By Letters to the Editor on 08 February 2018
There is no evidence to support the apparent alarm that the country is about to collapse into a black hole around Dublin Bay.
By Colm McCarthy on 07 February 2018
The devaluation of designated land was highlighted as a serious issue for farmers at an Oireachtas hearing as the first farmers are accepted into a new scheme in hen harrier areas.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 31 January 2018
€78m underspend at Department of Agriculture
End-of-year figures indicate that 2017 was again a slow year for Government money to get out to farmers.
By Thomas Hubert on 11 January 2018
€11m funding for local innovation projects
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced the selection of 12 locally-led farming and rural economy initiatives for financial support.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 December 2017
Around 2,000 farmers were unsuccessful in the first tranche of the Tier 1 capital grant scheme.
By Peter McCann on 14 December 2017
Delivery of NI’s Rural Development Programme called ‘pathetic’ and ‘abysmal’
The delivery of Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) by DAERA has been described as “bordering on the farcical” by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).
By Peter McCann on 08 December 2017
We talk to Peter Campbell, a new entrant and trainee auctioneer, to see what the autumn statement means for him.
By Odile Evans on 16 November 2017
IFA rural development chair Joe Brady has highlighted the risk that the allocation of €395m, earmarked for the scheme in the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, will not be utilised.
By Contributor on 09 November 2017
Work on re-designating Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) in NI stopped in December 2016.
By Peter McCann on 12 October 2017
Work is continuing within DAERA to develop an aid package for farmers in the northwest who were affected by floods in August.
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
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
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
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