Schemes

NFU demands action on Countryside Stewardship

NFU demands action on Countryside Stewardship

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) President Minette Batters has called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover...

June 20, 2018

EU budget: ‘Intense negotiations’ lie ahead

EU budget: ‘Intense negotiations’ lie ahead

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, stated that “intense negotiations” lie ahead regarding the final decision...

June 19, 2018

Multi-million pound boost for crop resilience

Multi-million pound boost for crop resilience

Research centres working to improve crop resilience, sustainability and quality have been granted £5.3 million of Government funding. The package, which...

June 18, 2018

£2 million Brexit support deal for Welsh red meat sector

£2 million Brexit support deal for Welsh red meat sector

A multi-million-pound package of support to help the Welsh agri-food industry prepare for Brexit has been confirmed by First Minister...

June 18, 2018

Half of NI Single Application forms still outstanding

Half of NI Single Application forms still outstanding

Less than two weeks until the deadline, almost half of Northern Ireland’s Single Application forms are yet to be received....

May 3, 2018

Tier 1: Extra £400,000 added to second tranche

Tier 1: Extra £400,000 added to second tranche

An additional £400,000 (€455,000) has been made available for the second tranche of Tier 1 of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme...

May 2, 2018

Nature organisation blames CAP for ‘biodiversity decline’

Nature organisation blames CAP for ‘biodiversity decline’

An environmental lobby group has called for Northern Ireland’s future agricultural subsidies to ditch the notion of rewarding intensive food...

April 30, 2018

Single Application: 3 weeks to go and two-thirds still haven’t applied

Single Application: 3 weeks to go and two-thirds still haven’t applied

Farmers have been urged not to leave their Single Application until the last minute, as just three weeks before the...

April 24, 2018

New environmental scheme could ‘cut number of inspections’

New environmental scheme could ‘cut number of inspections’

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has launched a new scheme which it says could improve the environment, while also reducing...

April 24, 2018

Tier 2 delays and ammonia fears stalling farm investment

Tier 2 delays and ammonia fears stalling farm investment

Delays in the Tier 2 grant scheme and fears of falling foul of tightened ammonia limits have put many Northern...

April 16, 2018

Union to take department to court over CAP appeals decision

Union to take department to court over CAP appeals decision

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said it will challenge through judicial review the department’s decision to move from a two-stage review...

April 5, 2018

New CAP review procedures to come into force

New CAP review procedures to come into force

New procedures for Northern Irish farmers applying for a ‘review of decisions‘ under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will come...

March 29, 2018

2018 Single Application process opens: What you need to know

2018 Single Application process opens: What you need to know

The online Single Application service has opened for 2018, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced....

March 1, 2018

DAERA announces changes to CAP area-based schemes for 2018

DAERA announces changes to CAP area-based schemes for 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced changes to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) area-based schemes for...

January 29, 2018

Advance CAP payments to NI farmers increased to 70%

Advance CAP payments to NI farmers increased to 70%

The rate of advance Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to Northern Irish farmers has been increased to 70% of the...

October 5, 2017

Farmers’ group welcomes advance payments news

Farmers’ group welcomes advance payments news

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the announcement that advance payments will be made, where possible, from October 16...

August 8, 2017

NI department announces date for BPS payments

NI department announces date for BPS payments

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has confirmed its intention to issue advance payments for the Basic Payment...

August 8, 2017

Northern BPS application checks to kick off shortly

Northern BPS application checks to kick off shortly

“Preliminary checks on single applications are to be carried out shortly,” according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural...

June 8, 2017