Green Light for All ACRES Applicants the Right Move – IFA

IFA President Francie Gorman has welcomed confirmation from DAFM that all valid Tranche 2 ACRES applications will be accepted, and that there will be no impact on overall payment rates. “This is a positive move by the Department. Given our climate ambition, leaving farmers out would have sent the wrong message. Getting all farmers who […]

Decision to Include All ACRES Applicants the Correct Call – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the inclusion of all applicants for ACRES was the best outcome for those wishing to participate in an agri-environment scheme. “The Dept has made the right decision here. It would have sent a very negative signal if farmers had expressed an interest in the scheme and then found themselves locked […]

Minister Must Ensure All ACRES Applicants are Included in the Scheme for 2023

With confirmation that in excess of 46,000 applications have been received for the new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES), IFA’s Rural Development Committee Chair Michael Biggins said the Minister must find funding to include all applicants.   “At a time when we have so much emphasis on climate and biodiversity, it would be a huge […]