Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, has announced that the 2022 GLAS advance payments have commenced.
Just over €9.5m in the payments will be made this week to around 3,000 Donegal farmers.
Nationally, €113m will be distributed to just under 32,600 farmers nationally who are participating in the GLAS Scheme.
Commenting on the payments the minister said he was ‘very pleased’ that his department is commencing these GLAS Advance payments.
“Issuing payments to farm families in a rapid manner is a key priority of mine and I am proud of our track record in this space,” Minister McConalogue said.
“These payments are an important income boost to farmers at this time of year and, of course, are a recognition of their significant contribution to the environmental achievements in the GLAS scheme.”
The Minister added, “Today’s payment of just under €113m nationally brings the total payments made to date under GLAS to €1.29 billion. This investment will be surpassed in the incoming ACRES scheme where I have secured €1.5bn for this flagship environmental scheme.”
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 GLAS@agriculture.gov.ie