Farmers who have entered into the Glastir Organic scheme are being reminded by the Farmers’ Union of Wales to submit their Glastir Organic Business Plan (GOBP), to comply with their contracts, by the end of the year.
The GOBP must be completed and submitted to Rural Payments Wales (RPW) by 31 December 2016 via RPW Online.
FUW Policy Officer Charlotte Priddy said: “It is absolutely vital that members submit their GOBP by no later than 31 December as their 2016 annual claim will not be validated otherwise.
“A business plan template is available for existing Glastir Organic contract holders on the Welsh Government website, which members may find helpful.”
Mrs Priddy added:“If your Organic Control Body ceases to certify any of the land included in your Glastir Organic Contract, that land will be removed from your Glastir Organic Contract and any payments received to date may be recovered.”
The FUW is further reminding farmers that the completed plan must be submitted to their Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online account.
“You can complete the plan by typing your answers into the spaces provided, or by printing the plan and handwriting the answers. However, if you handwrite the answers, you will have to scan the plan to enable it to be submitted to RPW Online,” added Mrs Priddy.
Further advice and guidance notes can be found on the Welsh Government website here