Vital That All Payments Are Made to Farmers

Ahead of the 70% advance payout of the Basic Payment and the Greening payment next week, IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has said all farmers must be paid on time and in full. “This is vitally important given the tight cashflow on farms due to income difficulties this year”.

Tim O’Leary said it was vital that all ANC payments, which began three weeks ago, are made to all eligible farmers without further delay.

He said payment delays relating to cross-compliance, satellite inspections, digitisation and processing must be sorted out immediately.

Tim O’Leary said that there are unacceptable mapping issues arising relating to farmers with forestry. Farmers who have contacted IFA have pointed out that it is impossible to make contact with the Department and sort out their queries.

The IFA Deputy President said these delays must not be impact on BPS and Greening payments, which are due next week from Fri, 16th October.

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