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Off-farm income and land area limit removed from national reserve
Darren Carty
The move to remove these two conditions stemmed from the result of an audit finding against Ireland by the European Commission.
9 June 2021 News
Department pays out €13,500 to young farmer in National Reserve challenge
A young farmer who could not comply with the rules on education and National Reserve challenged the Department of Agriculture’s decision and won.
18 March 2021 News
Macra calls for 4% direct payment allocation to generational renewal
The call comes in advance of the next meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 22 March, where CAP reform will be discussed.
Basic Payment Scheme opens for almost 130,000 applicants
The Basic Payment Scheme application is required to receive payment of entitlements, but it is also vital for compliance with a range of other schemes.
24 February 2021 Schemes
Macra hails €186m investment by young farmers in their farms
Macra has called for TAMS funding to continue to young farmers over the CAP transition period to ensure ongoing investment in rural economies.
3 December 2020 News
€349m BPS balancing payments begin to hit accounts
Regular pay runs will remain in place under the 2020 BPS as further cases are cleared for payment.
1 December 2020 News
Farm schemes in-brief: census forms, young farmers webinar andpeatland rewetting
The closing date for an open call for applications under the rewetting of farmed peatlands scheme has been extended by two weeks until 6 November.
21 October 2020 Schemes
GLAS sees the highest number of appeals by farmers in 2019
The total number of appeals increased by 2.5% on 2018, according to the 2019 Agricultural Appeals Office report for 2019.
24 June 2020 News
Farm Finance: BPS applications on target for 15 May deadline
Staying on track and getting applications submitted by the 15 May deadline will mean advance payments will be possible in October.
1 April 2020 Schemes
Young farmer inspection frustration continues
The main problem inspectors flag after interviewing young farmers is a failure to demonstrate financial and managerial control of the business.
11 March 2020 News
Address land ‘bottleneck’ to attract young farmers - Matthews
The problems of succession are not additional aids for young farmers but a “bottleneck” on land, according to one academic.
10 March 2020 News
Scheme payment update: 1,416 farmers left to receive BPS payment
To-date €1.153bn has been paid to 121,043 farmers under the BPS, including payments made under the 2019 young farmers scheme and the 2019 national reserve.
25 December 2019 Schemes