ACRES Interim Payment To Tranche 1 Participants Haven’t Received Payments

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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue is confirming the arrangements for the interim payment to participants in Tranche 1 of the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) who have not yet received their advance payments for participation in the Scheme. 

The rate of this interim payment will be €4,000 for those in ACRES general and €5,000 for those in ACRES Co-operation Project.

This interim payment is to be delivered to those farmers affected across ACRES General and Co-operation by the end of this month.

The final balancing Tranche 1 payment for the scheme will be issued in June.

Farmers have been deeply upset over the payment arrangements for the Scheme which were expected to commence in December 2023.

This is the first year of the Scheme expected to support 50,000 farm families at a cost of €1.5B in addition to supporting biodiversity on Irish farms.