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Department announces that the application system for €56 million Fodder Support Scheme has been updated

Further to the announcement on Monday 20th June 2022 regarding the online application system for the €56 million Fodder Support Scheme, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine wish to advise farmers that the application system has been updated and is now open for farmers who have ANC Category 1 land.


This land had previously been displayed as ineligible for the scheme but will now be eligible to apply on where the applicant commits to cut and conserve silage and/or hay on this land before 5th September. Any farmer who has previously submitted an application that may have been affected by this change will be contacted by the Department in due course.


Farmers who wish to apply for the Fodder Support Scheme can do so either themselves or through their advisor up to the 2 August 2022 by logging on to the Exceptional Aid System on


The Terms & Conditions of the Scheme have been updated and are now available on the Department’s website and can be viewed at - Fodder Support Scheme (