Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced the early opening of the application process for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme.
The Minister commented: “I am delighted to announce that the online application system for applications for the 2019 BPS is now open.”
“Farmers will now be receiving a BPS information pack in the post containing terms and conditions of the scheme as well as maps and land details.”
Under the EU regulations, all applications must be submitted online. Last year saw all Irish farmers apply online and this is reflective of the range of benefits that online application brings for farmers.”
The Minister confirmed that the closing date for BPS applications in 2019 is Wednesday May 15 and urged all farmers and advisors to avail of the early opening of the application process now, rather than waiting until nearer the closing date.
BPS clinics will also be available throughout the country.