The Department of Agriculture today advised Donegal farmers that the application process for the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme has now opened.
Over the coming days, farmers will be receiving a BPS information pack in the post containing maps and land details. The pack will also include a useful help sheet.
This information will assist farmers in making their online application.
The closing date for BPS applications in 2021 is Monday 17th May.
Farmers and advisors are urged to avail of the early opening of the application process now rather than waiting until nearer the closing date.
All elements of the Direct Payments Schemes (BPS, Greening, Young Farmers Scheme, National Reserve, transferring of entitlements, and the Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme) are now online.
This helps to ensure that the Department can process all applications under these schemes as efficiently as possible.