The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has reminded farmers of the upcoming deadline for applications to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and BEEP-S scheme.
Online applications will close for the 2020 scheme on Friday, May 15th.
The Department of Agriculture has reported that they have been assisting farmers in making their applications over recent weeks through its telephone helpdesk service
They have reported that the rate of submission of applications for 2020 BPS continues to be significantly ahead of last year’s rate and the BEEP-S applications are going well also.
Anyone who wishes to contact the helpdesk with regard to their application, can call 1761 06 44 20. The helpdesk operating hours are as follows:
- Saturday, the 9th of May, from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm;
- Between 9.15 am and 9.00 pm from Monday 11th of May to Thursday 14th of May;
- Between 9.15 am and 12 midnight on Friday 15th of May.
Minister Creed commented “The financial support provided under schemes is a key support for farmers. I would urge all farmers to lodge their applications as soon as possible before the 15 May deadline.”
“Should any farmer require guidance in making their application, they should ring the Department’s helpdesk where a member of staff will be able to assist them.”