Schemes

£2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

£2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

Payments totalling £2.7 million to support farm businesses affected by the flooding and landslides in the North West in 2017...

August 20, 2021

Old scheme rejections not to be reviewed as part of scheme appeal reforms

Old scheme rejections not to be reviewed as part of scheme appeal reforms

Decisions on area-based schemes made under previous agriculture ministers will not be reviewed under plans to reform the appeal process,...

June 1, 2021

Agriculture Committee lays out key findings of Independent Panel review

Agriculture Committee lays out key findings of Independent Panel review

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Committee has passed on the findings of its review of the Independent Panel process to the Minister...

March 30, 2021

Minister to be final decision-maker for NI area-based scheme reviews

Minister to be final decision-maker for NI area-based scheme reviews

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced he will be the final decision-maker in future reviews of area-based scheme...

March 18, 2021

Rural Payments Agency opens window for farm payments for 2021

Rural Payments Agency opens window for farm payments for 2021

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window has opened today (Thursday, March 18) for farmers to claim for their 2021...

March 18, 2021

NSA warns Sustainable Farming Incentive is ‘not a finished scheme’

NSA warns Sustainable Farming Incentive is ‘not a finished scheme’

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed the first indication of how England’s new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) will...

March 10, 2021

Date set for NI’s Single Application window to open

Date set for NI’s Single Application window to open

Applications for Northern Ireland’s 2021 Basic Payment Scheme and Entitlement Transfer Service will open on March 1, Agriculture Minister Gordon...

February 23, 2021

Farmers urged to be on the lookout for exclusions or reduction letters

Farmers urged to be on the lookout for exclusions or reduction letters

Land agency Galbraith is urging farmers to look out for an email or letter from SGRPID from this Monday (February...

February 16, 2021

First Letters of Offer arrive for £15 million FBIS Tier 1 scheme

First Letters of Offer arrive for £15 million FBIS Tier 1 scheme

Letters of Offer for the £15 million Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) have started to issue to thousands of farmers, Agriculture...

February 10, 2021

Department to seek legal changes for NI’s review of decisions process

Department to seek legal changes for NI’s review of decisions process

The department cannot delegate decision-making responsibilities over schemes without legal changes, a senior civil servant has told Stormont’s Agriculture Committee....

February 4, 2021

Changes to NI’s Basic Payments to be implemented for 2021 scheme year

Changes to NI’s Basic Payments to be implemented for 2021 scheme year

Changes to Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements will come into force from the 2021 scheme year, Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister...

February 1, 2021

McAleer: Farmers in the North could be left behind

McAleer: Farmers in the North could be left behind

Farmers and rural communities in the North could be left behind as the Republic moves ahead with implementing its €10.5...

January 23, 2021

TFA warns that half of tenant farmers could be excluded from future schemes

TFA warns that half of tenant farmers could be excluded from future schemes

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is warning that up to half of tenant farmers may be excluded from new government...

January 12, 2021

98% of farmers eligible for BPS received payments in December

98% of farmers eligible for BPS received payments in December

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has stated that it has delivered its best ever December payment performance and paid just...

January 12, 2021

NI farmers to receive £3.6 million in reimbursement payments from the EU

NI farmers to receive £3.6 million in reimbursement payments from the EU

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that Northern Ireland farmers are to receive a total of £3.6 million...

December 2, 2020

What new schemes will be introduced by the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’?

What new schemes will be introduced by the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’?

The government has laid out its plans for future agricultural schemes  in the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document which was...

November 30, 2020

SLE welcomes new strategy for rural land payments

SLE welcomes new strategy for rural land payments

The Scottish government strategy for rural payments for 2020-21 will be broadly welcomed by farmers and land managers, according to...

November 13, 2020

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has welcomed planned changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Less Favoured Area Support...

November 6, 2020