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DAFM Remind Farmers of Basic Payment Scheme Application Deadline

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today issued a reminder to farmers that there is just under a month left to apply for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).  The deadline for receipt of applications under the Scheme is Tuesday 15 May.

2018 is the first year that applications for the BPS and the Transfer of Entitlements are to be made online.  Over 55,000 farmers have taken advantage of the early opening of the BPS application period this year and have already submitted their applications online.

The Department has put in place a range of supports to help farmers make their application online, including a range of one-to-one clinics around the country.  These clinics have proved to be very popular with farmers to date, and many farmers have been able to lodge their applications on the spot with the help of staff from the Department.  All farmers who have not yet applied online are encouraged to do so at their earliest opportunity to ensure that their application for this important financial support is submitted on time.

The Department’s schedule of one-to-one clinics is continuing, and in the week beginning Monday 23 April staff from the Department will be available to help farmers with their applications at the following locations; Letterkenny, Ardara, Ballina, Tuam, Dingle, Killarney, Castletownbere, and Macroom.  Full details in relation to all the remaining clinics are available here or via 0761 064420.

ENDS

Date Released: 20 April 2018