Schemes

Welsh Basic Payments to remain unchanged for an extra year

Welsh Basic Payments to remain unchanged for an extra year

Welsh Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths has confirmed Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) will remain unchanged for an extra year (2020)...

November 26, 2018

Calls for Treasury to make bridging payments a part of the BPS

Calls for Treasury to make bridging payments a part of the BPS

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has called on the Treasury to make annual January bridging payments for the...

November 17, 2018

Norwich-based professor wins prestigious farming lecture award

Norwich-based professor wins prestigious farming lecture award

A Professor at Norwich Business School has won the 2020 Nuffield Farming Lecture Award, which will see him address the...

November 2, 2018

Grant funding on the way for computerised calf feeders

Grant funding on the way for computerised calf feeders

Farmers looking to get their hands on computerised calf feeders may soon be able do so, thanks to a new...

November 2, 2018

£5,000 grants up for grabs for Midland farmers

£5,000 grants up for grabs for Midland farmers

Farmers in the Midlands can apply for a £5,000 environmental grant to help fund management and infrastructure changes that will...

November 1, 2018

Advisory body to lay out fate of post-Brexit farm support

Advisory body to lay out fate of post-Brexit farm support

A newly-formed independent panel is set to look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern...

October 16, 2018

UFU and DAERA come to CAP review agreement outside of court

UFU and DAERA come to CAP review agreement outside of court

Farmers in Northern Ireland will retain the right to have an independent review of their CAP application – but only...

October 12, 2018

Further £30 million granted for scheme to help farmers boost productivity

Further £30 million granted for scheme to help farmers boost productivity

Further rounds of funding for a popular small grants scheme which helps farmers buy equipment to boost productivity and increase...

October 11, 2018

Northern Ireland gets European approval to increase advance payments

Northern Ireland gets European approval to increase advance payments

The decision to increase Northern Ireland’s rate of advance payments for 2018 from 50% to 70% of claim value has...

October 5, 2018

Direct payments and Young Farmers’ Payment exchange rate confirmed

Direct payments and Young Farmers’ Payment exchange rate confirmed

The exchange rate to be used to calculate 2018 direct payments and the Young Farmers’ Payment was announced by the...

September 28, 2018

BPS payment exchange rate set for 2018

BPS payment exchange rate set for 2018

The euro exchange rate for calculating Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments has been set, the Department for Environment, Food...

September 28, 2018

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

Farmers affected by this summer’s dry weather will be able to avail of new fodder measures secured by the UK...

September 26, 2018

BPS payments projected to be roughly similar to 2017

BPS payments projected to be roughly similar to 2017

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments from Brussels are set to remain approximately the same this year as in 2017, according...

September 26, 2018

Welsh farmers need RDP clarification – NFU Cymru

Welsh farmers need RDP clarification – NFU Cymru

Urgent clarification is being sought over the deployment of Wales Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding, according to the Welsh National...

September 24, 2018

Scottish farmers urged to take advantage of loan schemes

Scottish farmers urged to take advantage of loan schemes

National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland is urging Scotland’s farmers and crofters to take advantage of Government loan schemes for a vital...

September 10, 2018

DAERA launches consultation on post-Brexit agricultural policy for Northern Ireland

DAERA launches consultation on post-Brexit agricultural policy for Northern Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is to engage with the wider farming, food and environmental sectors...

August 1, 2018

Nearly half of farmers say they struggled applying for this year’s BPS

Nearly half of farmers say they struggled applying for this year’s BPS

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is urging the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to further simplify the BPS application process as...

July 4, 2018

Application return deadline for CS Scheme extended

Application return deadline for CS Scheme extended

Applicants for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme have one extra month to complete their Mid-Tier application and send it to...

July 3, 2018