Thursday, November 17, 2022

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD announced yesterday that the 2022 GLAS Advance payments have commenced.

Just under €113m in Advance payments will be made this week to just under 32,600 farmers who are participating in the GLAS Scheme.

In Co Mayo, 3,683 farmers will see payment in the coming week, totalling €12,411,589.

Commenting on the payments the Minister McConalogue said: “I am very pleased that my department is commencing these GLAS Advance payments to just under 32,600 farmers. The payments this week will issue to 74.8% of GLAS participants and will reach farmers’ bank accounts in the coming days. 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.”

“Today’s payment of just under €113m 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.”

Mayo TD Alan Dillon says these payments are an important income boost to farmers in Mayo at this time of year and are a recognition of their significant contribution to the environmental achievements in the GLAS scheme.

“Payments will continue to issue in outstanding cases on a regular basis,” Mr Dillon said.

Deputy Michael Ring said he was delighted to learn that GLAS Advance payments have commenced.

“3,683 eligible farmers in Mayo will begin to receive their GLAS Advance payments. Payments totalling €12,411,589 will be made in County Mayo,” Mr Ring stated.

“A key objective of Government is to issue payments to farm families in a rapid manner. These payments are an important income boost to farmers at this time of year. Farmers are to be commended on their environmental achievements under the GLAS Scheme.”

Any farmers with queries in relation to GLAS to direct them by email to [email protected]

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