WHAT WILL THE INCREASE IN ANC RATES MEAN FOR YOU?

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WHAT WILL THE INCREASE IN ANC RATES MEAN FOR YOU?
14 Feb 2018

WHAT WILL THE INCREASE IN ANC RATES MEAN FOR YOU?

Farm Schemes, Rural Development

The Department of Agriculture will shortly submit a proposal to the European Commission on how the the additional €25m in funding for Areas of Natural Constraint, secured by IFA in Budget 2018, will be allocated.

The allocation increases the ANC budget from €202m to €227m for 2018. 95,000 farmers benefit from the Areas of Natural Constraint scheme.

The proposal will be sent to the EU Commission for approval as part of the RDP amendment.

The new rates proposed for 2018

Mountain grazing land

An extra €13m will benefit 32,000 farmers fully or partly

  • Increase on the rate for the first 10ha from €109.72 to €135.00
  • Increase on the rate for the next 24ha from €95.99 to €112.00
  • Maximum payment: €4,038 (was €3,390)

More severely handicapped land

An extra €9m will benefit 59,000 farmers fully or partly

  • Increase to rate for first 30ha from €95.99 to €104.00
  • Maximum payment: €3,120 (was 2,879)

Less severely handicapped land

An extra €3m benefiting 23,500 farmers fully or partly

  • Increase to rate for first 30ha from €82.27 to €88.25
  • Max payment €2,647.50 (was €2,468)
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