Northern Ireland
Grants for tree planting on NI farmland
Peter McCann
Two grants for establishing woodland are open for applications in Northern Ireland. Peter McCann reports.
22 June 2022 News
Means-testing for Rural Social Scheme criticised
Stringent means-testing for smaller farmers seeking to join the scheme has meant that many positions remain unfilled.
21 June 2022 News
New €1.5bn agri-environment scheme to be called ACRES
A new €1.5bn agri-environment scheme within the next CAP is to be called the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme or ‘ACRES’.
Forestry grant schemes re-open in NI
The Forests For Our Future programme aims to create 9,000ha of new woodland in Northern Ireland by 2030.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Preliminary 2022 BPS application error notifications now issuing
Those who respond to notifications from the Department should face no penalty if they do so before 21 June.
7 June 2022 News
BPS average rises to over £13,000
David Wright analyses BPS money paid to farmers in NI and the rest of the UK.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Some 128,360 BPS applications submitted by deadline
Farmers have until 16 May to submit late or finalise incomplete applications.
24 May 2022 News
BPS and ANC focus now switches to amendments
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.
20 May 2022 Schemes
NI farm payments to be issued from 1 September
Farmers in NI are to get full payments six weeks earlier this year, Minister Poots has confirmed.
18 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Reminder: final day for BPS applications
Farmers need to prioritise getting their BPS application submitted before the deadline, with opportunities to amend applications thereafter.
16 May 2022 News
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
BPS closing, dosing bought in cattle and grass management tips for the week ahead
Check out what's inside this week's Beef Management notes for advice and tips for drystock farms
11 May 2022 Management