Farmers urged to get BPS applications in early

A local TD is urging farmers in her constituency to engage early in the Basic Payment Scheme 2021 at the earliest opportunity.

It follows on from confirmation last week from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine who advised farmers that the application process for the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme has now opened.

“Over the coming days, farmers will be receiving a BPS information pack in the post containing maps and land details,” says Deputy Niamh Smyth. “The pack will also include a useful help sheet. This information will assist farmers in making their online application.”

Deputy Smyth continued: “The closing date for BPS applications in 2021 is Monday 17th May. Farmers and advisors are urged to avail of the early opening of the application process now rather than waiting until nearer the closing date.”

The Department can be contacted on 076 106 4424 in relation to queries about registering for this scheme on

If farmers are having difficulty and require a paper application form or if they require assistance with the completing of their BPS application online once registered, they should phone 076 106 4420.