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BPS and ANC focus now switches to amendments
Darren Carty
Amendments can be made up to 31 May to include, for example, the addition or removal of parcels or plots or to rectify incorrectly claimed areas.
11 May 2022 Schemes
109,921 BPS applications submitted
There were 23,717 applications submitted in the last week reflecting the spike in activity as the deadline of midnight on 16 May approaches.
11 May 2022 Schemes
€5m farm environmental study open for applications
The pilot programme offers interested applicants a chance to learn about farmland habitats and includes a farm habitat survey that will record, map and assess habitats.
16 May BPS deadline approaching fast
Farmers need to prioritise getting their BPS application submitted before the closing date with opportunities to amend applications thereafter.
11 May 2022 Schemes
Less than a month left to sow wild bird cover
Ground conditions in more marginal areas, which in many years are trickier to navigate, are ideal this year.
6 May 2022 Schemes
Focus must remain on 2022 BPS online applications
The message from the Department’s BPS clinics is to prioritise getting this year’s application submitted before the May 16 deadline to secure the 2022 payment.
4 May 2022 Schemes
83,204 BPS applications submitted
The number of applications submitted to-date is in line with previous years with activity ramping up in the final two weeks before the 16 May deadline.
4 May 2022 Schemes
Up to 80% of entitlements already traded
While agents expect the coming week to be busy most report they are in a good position with 70% to 80% of their normal level of trading completed.
27 April 2022 Schemes
Department’s CAP calculator can shed light on trading of entitlements
The online calculator will detail how the value of entitlements will change over the period 2023 to 2027 and help influence decisions on purchasing or leasing. entitlements.
27 April 2022 Schemes
Traditional hay meadows should be closed by now
There have been some queries regarding whether the closing date of 15 April had been extended in light of escalating input costs, but this is not the case.
22 April 2022 Schemes
Plan early to meet ANC stocking rates
There is a lot of talk about farmers reducing stocking rates or purchasing the minimum numbers required in light of escalating fertiliser and concentrate costs.
20 April 2022 Schemes
Listen: Inishowen EIP - putting cattle back on hill and flexible agroforestry
The Irish Farmers Journal went to the farm of James Breslin in Donegal, to see the actions he has carried out under the Inishowen Uplands European Innovation Partnership (EIP) scheme.
20 April 2022 Schemes