Check maps before 12th deadline

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The UFU is urging all members to check the accuracy of your new farm maps and report any required updates to DARD by the 12th December deadline.

Having accurate maps will mean the correct details are pre-printed on your Single Farm Payment IACS form later this year. 

UFU president Ian Marshall said: “We all understand that we want to keep red tape to a minimum in the industry and there is no doubt that the issuing of new maps to farmers in recent years has caused problems and hassle for individual members. 

“Nevertheless it is in every members interest to ensure a smooth application for the Single Farm Payment. 

“We will continue to advise DARD on our members views about maps, but in the meantime I would urge every farmer to take a close look at their new farm maps, check their accuracy and contact DARD as soon as possible if any of the information is incorrect.

“After the 12th December deadline DARD can still update your map but it may be too late to ensure that the correct details are pre-printed on your 2015 Single Farm Payment IACS form, which could lead to delays in processing your SFP application and indeed the release of your SFP payment.”