Advance payments for GLAS in 2017 have been received by 99% of farmers in Carlow, Monaghan, Cavan, Limerick, Leitrim, Longford, Clare, Sligo, Offaly, Cork, Roscommon, Meath and Westmeath. In all other counties except Waterford over 95% of farmers have received advance payments.
Out of the 598 GLAS participants in Waterford, 94% have received the advance payment.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed revealed the figures in response to a parliamentary question from Waterford TD Mary Butler.
In total there are 49,198 participants in GLAS 1, 2 and 3. Of those, 48,623 have received advance payments for the 2017 scheme year. There are 4,860 awaiting their balancing payments, representing 10% of those who received their advance payment.
The following infographic outlines the number of GLAS participants (cases) in each county in the first tab, how many have received advance payments in the second tab and how many have received balancing payments in the third tab.
No county has received advance payments for 100% of participants in GLAS 1 for 2017.
Under GLAS 2 all of the participants in Dublin received advance payments.
Meanwhile Monaghan, Louth and Dublin are the only three counties to date where 100% of the participants in those counties have received advance payments under GLAS 3.
Usually in cases where an advance payment has not been received, the farmer has not submitted all the relevant paperwork.
This would include a Nutrient Management Plan, a Low Emission Slurry Spreading form and completion of GLAS training.
If a balancing payments has not been received it could be a sign of an issue such as a penalty applied after inspection.
GLAS 2018 advance payments are expected to commence before the end of November. However almost 2,500 participants could see their scheme contracts terminated this year, mostly due to failure to complete Nutrient Management Plans.
Peter Varley contributed to reporting for this story.
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