Area aid deadline next week

By FWi staff

THE deadline for submission of IACS applications is looming.

To apply for aid under arable and livestock aid schemes, or subsidy payments such as those for fibre, flax and hemp, farmers must complete an Area Aid Application (AAA) and return it to regional offices by 15 May.

To date, less than 40% of Scottish farmers have returned their forms. Figures for England and Wales were not available.

AAAs received after 15 May will be subject to penalties.

Field Maintenance Request Forms, which may be required for the purposes of the 2000 AAA, must be submitted with the application.

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