No GLAS payments until farmers return slurry spreading info
Farmers who chose low-emission slurry spreading as an action in GLAS received their annual declaration and claim form in recent days.
The completed forms must be returned to the Department of Agriculture before November 15.
Farmers must provide information on the method of spreading, the volume of slurry used, the date of application and name and address of a contractor (if one is used).
The Department of Agriculture says farmers’ 2016 GLAS payment cannot be processed until this form is returned and approved for payment.
It warns that failure to return this form may result in you becoming ineligible for payment for the Low-emission Slurry Spreading action and/or the Scheme itself.
Requirements of Low-emission slurry spreading
1. All of the slurry applied on the farm (produced and/or imported) must b e spread by one or a combination of the following methods for each year of the contract;
a. Band spreading;