Smyth welcomes commencement of GLAS balancing payments
20 May 2022
€24m issuing to 39,000 farmers this week
Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan & North Meath, Niamh Smyth, has welcomed news that the 2021 Green Low-Caron Agri-Environmental Scheme (GLAS) balancing payments have commenced ahead of schedule this week. This means that over €23.7m in balancing payments will be made this week to over 39,000 farmers who are participating in GLAS.
Commenting on the payments Deputy Smyth said, “I am very pleased that the Department of Agriculture is commencing these GLAS balancing payments ahead of schedule to over 39,000 farmers. The payments this week will issue to 85% of GLAS participants and will reach farmer’s bank accounts this week.
"Meeting our scheme payment commitments to farmers is a key priority of my colleagues and I in Fianna Fail and this continues our excellent record in recent times on this. These payments are an important cashflow boost to farmers at this time of year and of course are a recognition of their contribution to the significant environmental achievements in the GLAS scheme.“