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Minister Coveney reminds AEOS Farmers to Submit their Capital Investment Claim Forms

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today requested all farmers who are participating in the Agri Environment Options Scheme 2010 and who undertook capital investments under that Scheme to return their Capital Investment Claim forms immediately.

Minister Coveney said "AEOS I payments have commenced and will continue to issue over the coming weeks. In order to facilitate year two payments, farmers should submit details of their capital investments undertaken as soon as possible but no later than 14 October, 2011. Claim forms have been sent to all participating AEOS farmers and these should be completed for each capital investment undertaken".

Additional claim forms are available from the Department's website at www.agriculture.gov.ie under the heading Rural Environment/ REPS and AEOS.  Details should be submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, AEOS Section, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford.

Note for Editor

The following table sets out the capital investments available under AEOS and shows the maximum payment rates for each capital investment:

Actions Maximum Capital Investment payment
  (maximum of 50% of allocated cost payable for labour)
Establishment and maintenance of habitats €3.30 per metre in total for fencing
Tree planting- standard €62.70 per tree in total
Tree planting -whips €9.50 per whip in total
Traditional orchards €75 per tree in total
Hedgerow planting €32 per metre
Riparian Margins €3.30 per metre in total for fencing
Water troughs €200 per trough

Date Released: 14 September 2011