Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (161)

Dara Calleary


161. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the payment levels under each of the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme, GLAS measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14312/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The proposed new agri-environment scheme GLAS (Green Low-carbon Agri-environment Scheme) provides for a maximum payment of €5,000 for up to 50,000 farmers, and a further payment of up to €2,000 for a limited number of farmers who take on particularly challenging environmental actions. The proposed minimum contract is five years. Payment rates for specific actions have yet to be settled.