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Farm Schemes

Farmers can apply for a number of Farm Schemes and Direct Payments, funded through EU CAP funding and/or National Exchequer funding.

CAP PAYMENTS – PILLAR 1


 

Basic Payment

The BPS replaced the Single Payment System (SPS) in 2015.

Greening

All farmers eligible under the Basic Payment Scheme receive a Greening Payment.

Young Farmers & National Reserve

Additional payments for new & young farmers

Protein Aid Scheme

A coupled payment is available for growing protein crops.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES


 

GLAS Scheme

The Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) offers payments for applicants who carry out actions to enhance the rural environment.

Areas of Natural Constraint (ANCs)

The ‘Areas of Natural Constraint’ (ANC) Scheme provides a payment for eligible land in disadvantaged areas.

Sheep Welfare Scheme

The €25m Sheep Welfare Scheme provides a €10 per ewe payment to sheep farmers for welfare measures.

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme provides financial support to suckler beef farmers.



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