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Under Three Weeks Left For Farmers To Make Online BPS Applications

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed is reminding all farmers they have under three weeks to make their applications for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) which can only be applied to online.

So far, over 70,600 farmers have made applications via www.agfood.ie before the closing date on May 15th.

A number of BPS online clinics were set up by the Department of Agriculture across the country to aid farmers with this process.

This week’s BPS online clinics schedule is as follows:

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Attending one of the series of BPS online clinics for farmers in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom, Minister Creed said:

“The closing date for BPS applications is now less than three weeks away and I would encourage all farmers to make their application as soon as possible.  I am pleased to note that already over 70,600 farmers have made their applications online.

“In order to help farmers through the online application process, staff from my Department have organised clinics around the country in recent weeks.  These clinics have proved very popular with farmers as they have been able to sit down on a one to one basis with a staff member from my Department and complete their application on the spot.”

Details of remaining BPS online clinics can be found by visiting www.agriculture.gov.ie.

The author: Nick Fitzgerald