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Saturday 3 December 2016

No GLAS payments until farmers return slurry spreading info

Published 25/10/2016 | 08:02

The Department of Agriculture says farmers’ 2016 GLAS payment cannot be processed until this form is returned and approved for payment.
The Department of Agriculture says farmers’ 2016 GLAS payment cannot be processed until this form is returned and approved for payment.

Farmers who chose low-emission slurry spreading as an action in GLAS received their annual declaration and claim form in recent days.

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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;

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b. Injection systems;

c. Trailing shoe.

2. All  slurry must be spread in compliance with Statutory Instrument Number 31 of 2014 (Nitrates Regulations).

3. Provide documentary evidence to confirm; the spreading method used and the volumes spread on the holding. For example, a calculation of slurry produced, imported and spread and/or a receipt from the contractor or other evidence as required.

4. To be eligible for this action, the minimum volume of slurry that must be applied on the holding each year of the contract using one of the above listed methods must be at least 50 cubic metres per annum.

5. Farmers must indicate on the annual slurry declaration return, the LPIS parcels where the slurry was spread.

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