The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today issued a further urgent reminder to farmers to submit their online applications for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) as soon as possible. 2018 is the first year that applications for the BPS and the Transfer of Entitlements are to be done online, and the deadline for applications is Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Farmers applying online for the first time in 2018 should be aware that there are two stages in the process – they must first register on www.agfood.ie and when they receive their registration details in the post they must then log on and actually make their BPS application. With the 15 May deadline approaching farmers should be aware of this process, and register / make their application as soon as possible. The Minister commented “I would particularly urge the small number of farmers who have yet to register for www.agfood.ie to do so as soon as possible in order to ensure they are in a position to then lodge their applications in advance of the 15 May deadline.”
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