The deadline for making your application for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is Tuesday, May 15th.
Penalties are applied where applications are received late so it is important that farmers allow enough time to complete the application accurately and make sure it is submitted on time.
This is the first year that all BPS applications must be made online. Online applications benefit from pre-checking, instant confirmation of receipt of application, reduced application errors, payment on time within deadlines and linkages to other schemes.
Farmers can contact the Department of Agriculture in relation to BPS applications by calling 076 1064424 in relation to queries on registering for www.agfood.ie or 076 1064420 in relation to queries on actually completing the BPS application once registered on www.agfood.ie.