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'Real money' must back Commission's lump sum proposal - ICSA
Noel Bardon
The farm group stated that it is important that excessive bureaucracy is not attached to any scheme through which such funding could be delivered to farmers.
4 May 2022 News
Hay included in €1,000 silage scheme, but dairy farmers excluded
It will be the second half of the year before farmers are paid for taking part in the scheme.
6 April 2022 News
No underspend in BEAM scheme, Department claims
Ireland received €50m from the European Commission to fund the scheme and this was co-financed to the tune of €50m from the exchequer.
End-of-year BEAM figures now available on agfood
The figures are available in the deferred nitrates report and inform participants if they have satisfied the scheme requirements of reducing their level of organic nitrogen by 5%.
18 February 2022 Schemes
ICSA calls for complete review of BEAM scheme
ICSA beef chair Edmund Graham has said the conditionality attached to BEAM monies was so flawed that the Department of Agriculture must revisit every aspect of the scheme.
17 December 2021 News
BEAM penalty interest applied to 77 farmers
With a total of 15 farmers, Tipperary is the county with the highest number of BEAM participants who received penalty interest fines due to lack of payment.
26 November 2021 News
Updated BEAM letters require swift action
It may already be too late for some to make changes to hit BEAM reduction targets, but for those marginally over, swift action will improve the chances of hitting it.
17 November 2021 Schemes
Over 8,500 farmers face full clawback of BEAM payments
The latest figures are available from Minister McConalogue on the BEAM scheme.
23 October 2021 News
ANC payments worth €182m issue to 85,000 farmers.
The advance payments compare to €185m issued to 86,000 farmers in 2020 and Minister McConalogue says regular payment runs will take place as cases are cleared for payment.
15 September 2021 Schemes
Farmer fury over interest charge on BEAM clawback
There has been an angry reaction to the BEAM clawback letters issued this week. Adam Woods has more.
8 September 2021 News
Carthy calls for blanket BEAM extension to avoid farmer penalties
The fairest solution would seem to be to implement a blanket extension across the board for those farmers who have not yet met the scheme's requirements, Matt Carthy TD has said.
30 August 2021 News
3,600 farmers face BEAM money clawback
Adam Woods has the latest figures from the Department of Agriculture on the BEAM scheme.
19 August 2021 News