ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock has said he hopes Minister Creed will allow all eligible farmers who have applied to the third tranche of GLAS to participate in the scheme. Speaking following the deadline for applications had expired Mr Sherlock said “GLAS has proven to be a hugely popular scheme and the signals are that it has been once again oversubscribed by a significant number.”
The IFA have also called on Creed too.
The GLAS III deadline was December 15th and an excess of 3000 farmers applied to the scheme which can only take 12,000.
Meanwhile there is still no news on GLAS I and II payments yet though some media have speculated that the Department may issue them next week. A total of 38,000 participants took part in the two tranches to date.
Many farmers have expressed disappointment at the outlay of costs associated for the scheme while still receiving no money.
Many said that the first years costs were greater than the first years grant aid itself.