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No opening date for AEOS

Farmers looking to apply for a new AEOS scheme are still in limbo this week without any announcement on an opening date from the Department of Agriculture.

While confidence is growing that the scheme will be re-opened soon, there is still no clarity on what changes have been imposed on it to satisfy budgetary constraints.

It is thought that the structure of the next AEOS will not be very different to the first version, but it is likely to be restricted to numbers significantly below the 10,000 farmers that are currently completing their REPS3 contracts.

Darragh McCullough

Indo Farming