“Farmers should apply early and online for Single Farm Payment” – Hearty

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Politics
Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty is reminding farmers that the application process for Single Farm Payments has opened. hearty1The Crossmaglen councillor, who is also the party’s council spokesperson on agriculture, added that where possible farmers should apply online. “This is the earliest that the application process has ever opened and Minister Michelle O’Neill has done so in order to be able to make payments early this year,” he said. “However, in order to meet her tight deadline we need around 70% of farmers to use the online application service, which speeds up the process as it takes an average of 10 weeks to fill in a paper application. “Filling in the application online cuts back on that time and makes correcting mistakes easier as improvements have been made to the online version,” Hearty continued. “These include a notification of error system, a receipt and summary of the claim, as well as access to farm maps, which when changed automatically update all fields in the application form. “It is therefore crucial we get the message out to farmers that by applying early and online it will speed up the entire process,” he added.

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in