Payments under Organic Farm Scheme Must be Addressed

IFA Organic Project Team chair John Fitzpatrick said that payments under the Organic Farm Scheme (OFS) must be addressed. “The delay in the ACRES scheme has had a knock-on effect as payment must be issued there before the OFS payment can be made. This process is flawed and farmers are suffering as a result,” he […]

Organic Farm Scheme Re-opened to New Applicants

IFA Organic Project Team Chair John Curran welcomes the re-opening of the Organic Farm Scheme (OFS) to new entrants. The scheme will close to applicants on Friday, December 8th. The budget for the OFS has increased again this year to €57 million, up €21 million on the €36 million allocation for 2023. The OFS last […]

IFA Announce Upcoming Organic Farm Event in Monaghan

The second in a series of IFA organic farm events will take place on the farm of Mark Gillanders, Ballinagall, Co. Monaghan (H18KN24) next Thursday, August 17th at 2pm. Mark Gillanders, who is a member of the Organic Project Team, has been farming organically since 2009. Mark operates an organic beef and tillage enterprise. He will […]

IFA to Hold Organic Dairy Farm Walk

IFA is hosting a series of farm walks to provide information to farmers on options available in organic farming.   The first farm walk will be a Dairy Organic Farm walk on the farm of John Fitzpatrick, Knockbaun, Spink, Co.Laois (R32 XF98) on Thurs, June 29th at 1pm.   He has been farming organically since 2001 and recently […]