20 Feb 2015
IFA WELCOMES OPENING OF GLAS SCHEMERural Development
IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the announcement from the Minister of Agriculture Simon Coveney that the new GLAS scheme will open on Monday.
He said the Minister must ensure that all farmers applying to GLAS in 2015 are accepted into the scheme and that there is a significant payment to farmers this year.
Eddie Downey said IFA will be insisting that the necessary flexibilities are in place to ensure that all farmers in vulnerable sectors and regions, including commonages, are facilitated in GLAS.
The IFA President said the new Rural Development Programme is a significant commitment by the Government to rural Ireland and all other schemes under the programme including TAMS, Beef Genomics and Knowledge transfer must be opened without delay.