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Glas Scheme Should Include All Farmers

Farmers who did not apply for inclusion in the Glas scheme, the closing date for which is this Friday 22nd May, will be able to apply to be included later this year in the autumn and hopefully again in early 2016. I am calling on Minister Coveney to ensure that not only Tier 1 and Tier 2 farmers are included, but all farmers should be eligible when the scheme opens again. The current scheme was delayed by problems all along the way, and while some of those problems have been ironed out, let’s hope that the system and the scheme is more accessable when it is open for applications again. I would also point out that the amount of money available for this scheme is very small in comparison to the payments under the old Reps scheme.