The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) announced that GLAS PLUS payments amounting to over €675,000 have been issued to 3,200 GLAS farmers.
These payments are made to farmers who, as part of their GLAS contract, have undertaken to deliver additional GLAS actions that have the potential to produce further environmental benefits.
These payments follow shortly after the balancing payments from 2019, which commenced on April 16th.
The DAFM reported that over 93% of GLAS farmers have received their 2019 balance payment to date, amounting to a total value of almost €28m. Since the start of GLAS in 2015, farmers have received payments valued at over €800m under the scheme.
Minister Michael Creed commended his department for their effective response to the current crisis and on the prompt delivery on payment commitments.
“I welcome the news that GLAS continues to exceed its delivery targets. My Department’s flexible response to the COVID-19 crisis has ensured that farmers receive their payments on time, and in many cases ahead of schedule.”
“GLAS payments will continue to issue each week as outstanding case issues are resolved,” said Minister Creed.
All GLAS participants are reminded that GLAS 1 and 2 participation will continue until 31 December 2020 and GLAS 3 will continue until 31 December 2021.