Eligible dairy farmers in Wales - who have lost more than 25% of their income in April and subsequently May - are now entitled to up to £10,000, to cover 70% of their lost income.
The scheme is now open for applications on RPW Online and will close on 14 August 2020. Eligible farmers will need to provide their Milk Statements covering February, April and May 2020 as supporting documentation in order to demonstrate the loss in income.
As an illustrative example, when a single price is paid for all milk volumes, a February 2020 average base price (excluding adjustments) of 26ppl and an April 2020 average base price (excluding adjustments) of 19ppl would calculate a loss in income of 26.9% (26ppl - 19ppl ÷ 26ppl x 100 = 26.9%) which would be eligible.
Those members who believe they are eligible for the scheme and wish to receive assistance in completing and submitting their claims should contact their local FUW County Office.