GLAS-plus (GLAS+) balancing payments have commenced, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has confirmed this afternoon (Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023), writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.
The DAFM has issued almost €600,000 in balancing payments to over 2,831 participants in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Anvironment Scheme.
The balancing payment represents the final 15% of the 2022 GLAS+ payment and completes the total payment for GLAS actions undertaken in 2022.
This is the final year of GLAS payments, as the scheme ended on December 31st, 2022.
Payments will continue to issue in outstanding cases on a regular basis.
The minister encouraged any farmers with queries in relation to GLAS to direct them by email to [email protected] or phone – 053 9163425.
GLAS Plus Balancing Payments by county
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In a statement, the minister remarked: “I am pleased to be in a position to commence these GLAS+ balancing payments this week to over 2,831 farmers.”
“This cohort of GLAS participants have undertaken exceptional environmental commitments and are rewarded under GLAS with an additional annual payment of up to €2,000 in respect of 2022.”
“Today’s payment of almost €600,000 brings to over €1.36 billion the total payments made to date in respect of GLAS.”
“This investment will be surpassed with the ACRES scheme, where I have secured €1.5 billion for this new flagship environmental scheme.”
“I was delighted to have secured places for 46,000 farmers in ACRES Tranche 1, and I look forward to seeing the scheme being implemented in the coming months,” the minister concluded.