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Sitka Spruce being harvested.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Sitka Spruce being harvested. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Alf Harvey

Sitka Spruce being harvested. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Farmers: maximise your income from the same plot of land by availing of forestry premiums and basic payments.

For qualifying applicants, land planted in 2020 can continue to draw down the basic payments, provided a number of criteria are fulfilled.

As the 2020 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application deadline of May 15 approaches, the following questions and answers will explain how both schemes complement each other.