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Rural Development Programme

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
Creed opens tender for beef producer organisations' advisors
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced the publication of the request for tenders from consultants intending to facilitate the establishment of beef producer organisations (POs).
By Thomas Hubert on 28 August 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
Pat O’Toole casts an eye over potential new ways in which the CAP can help farmers post-2020.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 August 2017
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has given some details of the upcoming support scheme for beef producer organisations.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 August 2017
IFA national rural development committee chair Joe Brady has called for the Department to ensure the full utilisation of all EU and national funding in the Rural Development Programme (RDP).
By William Conlon on 21 July 2017
Farm safety week, positive cattle trends and the IFA makes proposals on RDP amendment
By Contributor on 27 July 2017
As part of our series setting the scene for negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020, Thomas Hubert explains the basics of the current CAP and how much it is worth to farmers.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 July 2017
Fianna Fáil's spokesperson on agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, has said that there is chronic underspend in relation to the Rural Development Programme.
By Amy Forde on 14 July 2017
Award-winning Burren scheme inspires hen harrier farmers
Farmers getting paid to achieve environmental goals they have set themselves – the model pioneered by the Burren locally-led agri-environmental scheme is moving into hen harrier-designated areas.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 July 2017
This week is the deadline to apply for the first trance of tillage TAMS.
By Odile Evans on 29 June 2017
There are no plans to open the organic farming scheme for new entrants, according to the Department.
By Peter Varley on 15 June 2017
Some farmers who situated their GLAS actions in areas used in the past as REPS habitats may have to issue an appeal to the Department for payment.
By Peter Varley on 08 June 2017
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