Minister reminds farmers of deadline for various schemes

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has today reminded farmers that the deadline for submitting their 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications online is midnight on Monday 17th May.

This is also the deadline for the related submission of applications for
Transfer of Entitlements, Young Farmer/National Reserve. the Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM), the Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme, and the Protein Aid scheme.

The Department has been helping farmers in making their applications in recent weeks through its telephone helpdesk services. The number for the help desk is 076 106 44 20, and lines will be open for extended hours in the run up to the application date

Minister McConalogue also confirmed that the new Straw Incorporation Measure will be worth €10 million euro in support to tillage farmers.