Agri Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) – all you need to know
Austin Callaghan, Teagasc Advisor is on this week’s The Beef Edge podcast with some key advice to help apply for ACRES and to complete your plan. The major difference in ACRES compared to previous agri-environment schemes will be the change from action-based payments to results-based payments.
When it comes to the plan, Austin outlines that many farmers will undertake grassland actions, such as the following: low-input grassland receiving up to €450/ha; extensive grassland: €200/ha; commonage: €220/ha; and low-input grassland on peat up to €450/ha.
Austin describes a number of actions farmers may select such as planting trees, hedges, archaeological monuments, traditional dry stone walls, low-emission slurry spreading and winter bird food plot.
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