IFA has received assurance from the Department of Agriculture that blockages to BPS applications due to GLAS anomalies will be removed early next week, allowing all farmers to make their applications.
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said some farmers could not make their BPS application online as their GLAS payments were delayed or they had not yet been approved for GLAS III. He said IFA has today received assurance that this situation will be resolved early next week.
Richard Kennedy said that to-date more than 55,000 farmers have applied for BPS, 90% of whom have applied online.
Farmers have until Monday, May 15th to apply for BPS, as well as the transfer of entitlements, the National Reserve and Young Farmer Scheme. The deadline for amending BPS applications is May 31st.