Minister Creed must resolve payment delays – IFA



IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to resolve outstanding BPS and ANC payment problems.

  He said it would appear that some farmers have had payments held up because of mapping issues.

  “Many of these should have been resolved well in advance of the payment date.

  “While there has been a significant pay-out of ANC Scheme payments to some 88,000 farmers, and BPS to 115,000 farmers, for those farmers still awaiting payment, there is significant financial pressure,” he said.

  Mr. Kennedy said problems are being experienced nationwide.

  “It is disappointing that mechanisms are not put in place earlier to avoid delays,” he concluded.