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Lump sum payments and significantly higher organic payment rates
Darren Carty
In addition to a lump sum payment of €1,400 to €2,000, payment rates during the conversion phase range from €300/ha to €800/ha up to 70ha and from €250/ha to €600/ha in full organic status.
10 July 2022 News
Agriculture’s emissions target unlikely to be agreed on this week
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan had been pushing for a decision to be made before the Dáil summer recess on 14 July.
10 June 2022 News
Government acting on commitments for biodiversity protection policies - Noonan
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Malcolm Noonan gave an overview of the Government’s progress on biodiversity action.
Six new biodiversity officers announced for 2022
Funding of €600,000 has been allocated for 2022.
8 June 2022 News
Rules on unfair trading practices do minimum for farmers
UTP legislation is only recognised by half of farmers and doesn’t really tackle the big issue of transparency.
11 May 2022 News
Turf ban ‘not about putting your granny in prison’ – Minister Ryan
A proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf has led to a back and forth between Government leaders, with Minister Eamon Ryan now saying a common sense approach will be taken.
14 April 2022 News
Tim Lombard: legislation for office for fairness and transparency feels weak
The remit of this office is narrow and is liable to be seen as weak by industry and ineffective by producers, according to Senator Tim Lombard.
3 April 2022 Opinion
Illegal burning a ‘scourge on society’ – Minister Noonan
Minister Noonan also said that he will soon progressing a review of the Wildlife Act.
31 March 2022 News
Cabinet gives green light for food ombudsman
The new office will become the State’s designated authority for enforcing the rules on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural sector.
22 March 2022 News
Higher payment rates in new scheme must be available to all farmers
The new environment scheme proposes that up to 20,000 farmers in eight areas identified by the Department would receive a payment of up to €10,500, with an average payment of €7,400.
23 February 2022 Community
Final push to amend NI climate bill
Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged to contact their MLAs to press them to support meaningful amendments that will protect the agriculture industry.
16 February 2022 News