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Important Deadlines for Farmers to Note

May 10, 2022 | Biodiversity News

farmer deadlines

Many farmers apply for schemes to help benefit the viability and improve the sustainability of their farms. The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine are responsible for the roll out of many schemes.

Some of the schemes available involve funding which can come from a number of sources namely the National Exchequer or Rural Development Programme.

April and May are key months for some key applications for schemes or regulations.

The table below highlights upcoming important dates for farmer’s calendars. The following dates are correct as of April 10th and may be subject to change.

Rural Development Funded Scheme(s)

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS)

Tranche 26 ends 01/07/2022
Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) Extended deadline now closed 22/04/2022
Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM) 16/05/2022
National Exchequer Funded Scheme(s)
Multi Species Sward Measure (MSSM) Scheme closed 14/04/2022
Red Clover Silage Measure (RCSM) Scheme closed 14/04/2022
Dairy Beef Calf Programme Scheme closed 25/04/2022
Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) 16/05/2022
European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Funding
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 16/05/2022


National Reserve (Young Farmer/New Entrants)
Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC)
Protein Aid Scheme
Other deadlines to note
Nitrates Derogation Extended deadline now closed 14/04/2022
Transfer of Entitlements Application 16/05/2022
BPS Amendments 31/05/2022

More Information here.

Source: DAFM


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