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Ensure Details Are Up To Date To Get EU Payments

19 February 2010
National Farmers Union

WALES, UK - Welsh dairy farmers are set to benefit from 3.55million euros of EU dairy fund support but National Farmers' Union (NFU) Cymru has heard today that a small number of dairy farmers may miss out due to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) not having their bank details.

Mansel Raymond, NFU Cymru’s Milk Board Chairman, is urging all those dairy producers who receive a letter from the RPA asking for their bank details to complete it and return it as soon as possible.

He said, “NFU Cymru has learnt that the RPA does not have bank details for a small number of dairy producers in Wales and they will be writing to these producers for the information in the next few days. We cannot emphasise enough that it is in the interests of these producers to return the completed form promptly to the RPA to ensure payments are made as soon as possible.”

The European Union has agreed to allocate 300million euros to help the dairy sector and the UK share is 29.26million euros, which, based on 2008/09 milk production, means that the value of the support to Wales is 3.55million euros and this money will be paid directly to dairy farmers.

Mansel Raymond said, “The majority of dairy producers in Wales need not worry because if the RPA has your bank details already then you will not receive a letter.”

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