IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has welcomed changes to how the area of biodiversity is calculated under the Afforestation Scheme. These changes increase the payment area, while maintaining environmental safeguards.
07 11 2017
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has encouraged farmers to consider integrating forestry into their farm enterprise. He said that tree planting can offer potential benefits to livestock enterprises and create a valuable source of capital for the future.
02 11 2017
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has said Minister Andrew Doyle must take the opportunity of the mid-term review of the Forestry Programme to increase the grant and premium rates for GPC 1 so that payments are consistent with the other afforestation grant and premiums, which reflect the cost of establishment and the agricultural income foregone by planting.