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Young farmer scheme payments to dwindle
Amy Forde
A total of €178m has been assigned for the young farmer scheme, called the Complementary Income Support for Young Farmers, in the next CAP.
9 February 2022 News
Changes to clawback of entitlements
The sale of entitlements without land will be subject to a “clawback” of 20% in 2025.
1 December 2021 Schemes
Payments begin across five farm schemes
Balancing payments under the Basic Payment Scheme along with payments for the Young Farmer Scheme and National Reserve have commenced bringing the total payment to €1.12bn.
Off-farm income and land area limit removed from national reserve
The move to remove these two conditions stemmed from the result of an audit finding against Ireland by the European Commission.
26 November 2021 Schemes
Minister looking ‘outside of CAP’ for forgotten farmers
It is estimated that there are around 3,500 of forgotten farmers, who missed out on grants and schemes in the last CAP.
24 November 2021 News
Bare land will receive eco schemes payments but not BISS or CRISS
A quick explainer to how the new direct payments system will work where more land than entitlements exist
3 November 2021 News
New CAP: calculate your 2023 basic payment now
Want to know how the McConalogue proposals will change your basic payment? Find out here with our easy-to-use calculator.
26 October 2021 Editorial
10% CRISS the surprise in new CAP unveiling
The next CAP was unveiled in one fell swoop by Taoiseach and Ministers McConalogue, Heydon and Hackett.
20 October 2021 News
€595m front loading a game-changer for direct payments
While front loading (CRISS) will redistribute €595m over the five years of the plan, very small-scale farmers may actually lose out.
20 October 2021 News
National Reserve safe for 2022 and to be mandatory in next CAP
Macra na Feirme officials met with the Department of Agriculture on Thursday.
7 October 2021 News
Pressure mounts on leasing of entitlements
The current system facilitating the trading of entitlements came under fire on Tuesday night with all panellists citing it leads to CAP funds being paid to 'armchair' farmers.
29 September 2021 Schemes
€500m shift in CAP direct payments
The combined effect of the new CAP measures will see almost half of the €1.2bn of direct payments shift from farmer to farmer
11 August 2021 News