Criteria For Disadvantaged Area Payments Must Be Flexible – IFA

IFA President John Bryan said the unacceptable cuts in the allocation for the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme must not impact on farmers who are struggling to derive an income in these areas.  “The cut will affect farm incomes and it is up to Minister Coveney to ensure that active farmers are fully protected in the changes […]

IFA Call For Immediate Re-opening of AEOS Scheme

IFA President John Bryan has called for the immediate opening of the AEOS scheme to allow farmers assess the scheme well in advance of the Single Farm Payment application deadline of mid-May. He said the commitment given in last year’s Budget was that 10,000 farmers would be allowed into the AEOS in 2011. This number […]