27 Jan 2017
IRISH RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CHANGES APPROVED – 27 JANUARYBrussels Daily
European Commission approves changes to Irish Rural Development Programme
At a meeting in Dublin today with the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, Commissioner Phil Hogan said pleased to confirm that the Commission has this week approved the second amendment to the Irish Rural Development Programme. The speedy approval of this modification reflects the very good collaboration between the respective services of the Department and the Commission.
The main changes to the Irish Rural Development Programme include:
- a new sub-measure through which finding can be provided for the setting up of producer organisations in the beef sector;
- a number of changes to the GLAS scheme, including a proposal to allow a payment of up to €7,000 for large tillage farmers undertaking both the Minimum Tillage and the Catch Crops action;
- a new animal welfare measure targeted specifically at the sheep sector;
- and two additional sub-measures to fund EIP environmental and climate projects, one concerning the Hen Harrier and the other for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel.