10 May 2002

IACSdeadline near

FARMERS are reminded that the closing date for IACS applications is May 15.

Any applications received after this date will be subject to a 1% cut in payment up to a maximum of 25 days, after which point entitlement to the relevant schemes will be lost. Last year, almost 600 applications were late, with 33 missing the closing date altogether.

"Applicants should also ensure the information supplied accurately reflects the current use and cropped area of their fields," says the Rural Payments Agency. &#42