The Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) is a support measure for farmers to incentivise the increase in the eligible tillage crop area in 2023 to reduce the dependency on imported feed material.
How to qualify
Farmers can prepare for the scheme by declaring the eligible crops- barley, wheat, oats, rye, oilseed rape, maize, beet, triticale - on their 2023 Basic Income Support for Sustainability (BISS) online application.
There are two components to the Scheme in 2023 each with two key eligibility requirements.
• Applicants must have received a payment under the Tillage Incentive Scheme 2022.
• Applicants must maintain the overall area under Tillage/Protein as grown in 2022, into scheme year 2023.
Newly Converted Payment
• There must be an increase in the total tillage crops grown on the holding in 2023 versus 2022.
• The land on which the additional eligible crops are grown for this scheme must have been in grassland or one of the other non-tillage crops listed below in 2022.
A sample of scheme applicants are selected for inspection each year.
You must comply with the conditions of the Tillage Incentive Scheme.
Rates of payment
You will be paid €200 for each eligible hectare under the maintenance option.
You will be paid €400 for each eligible hectare under the newly converted land option.
Payments are likely to commence in December 2023.
If you do not meet all of the conditions of the scheme you may receive a reduced payment or no payment.
Terms and Conditions
You must read the terms and conditions.
Tillage Incentive Scheme 2023 - Terms and Conditions