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Over 330 farmers approved for Organic Farming Scheme
Amy Forde
The Organic Farming Scheme will reopen in October for another round of applications.
18 September 2022 Schemes
Plans for greater scrutiny of biodiversity actions under CAP
By 2027, measures for biodiversity implemented under the CAP are to be monitored for their impact and efficacy.
18 September 2022 Schemes
Department outlines options for maximum payment in ACRES
In Friday night’s ACRES information webinar, Department of Agriculture speakers presented a number of examples for maximum payments in via the general entry route.
What is space for nature and how is it calculated?
Farmers will be asked to confirm or make changes to the preliminary space for nature estimates as part of the 2023 BISS and eco scheme applications.
17 September 2022 Schemes
Step by step: how to access your farm’s space for nature figure
The figures are available via agfood.ie and farmers or their advisers can access the overall figure and see a breakdown by land parcel and biodiversity or landscape feature.
16 September 2022 Schemes
What do the CAP 2023 stocking rate changes mean?
A farmer's individual stocking rate information is available on agfood.ie and this information will be used for far more than satisfying compliance for the ANC scheme under the next CAP.
14 September 2022 Schemes
Stocking rate checks for new CAP schemes goes live
Farmers can check stocking rates for 2021 and the year-to-date in 2022 via agfood.ie and use this as a guide for complying with new CAP schemes in 2023.
7 September 2022 Schemes
Are ACRES and organic farming a complementary fit?
Organic farming will afford applicants to ACRES to gain priority entry via Tier 1 but many organic farmers, or those considering joining, are questions if joining ACRES will provide worthwhile payment
7 September 2022 Schemes
Farm organisations hit out at Commission-approved CAP plan
The IFA, Macra na Feirme and ICSA have all hit out at Ireland’s CAP plan, which has been given the green light by the European Commission.
31 August 2022 Schemes
Flexibility needed in new ACRES scheme
Farmers in low-income sectors go into these schemes and they form a huge part of their family farm income, the IFA has said.
31 August 2022 Schemes
Farmers ‘drip-fed’ information on ACRES
Farm organisations sent in a lot of suggestions, we were all singing off the one hymn sheet, and a lot hasn’t been taken on board, the ICSA has said.
31 August 2022 Schemes
Farmers should consider barn owl beneficial measures in ACRES: BirdWatch Ireland
A measure to improve barn owl conservation is now available to farmers in the new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES).
24 August 2022 Climate and environment