An interim scheme needs to be put in place for farmers who are coming out of the AEOS scheme and cannot enter GLAS.

That's according to Mayo-based Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh who raised the issue this week at a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.

Department officials confirmed that, for farmers in this position, there will not be a scheme in place until after 2021.

Senator Conway-Walsh says it's unfair to leave these farmers for two years without a scheme, facing a significant drop in income, and she's calling on the Agriculture Minister to put an interim scheme in place for those leaving AEOS that were excluded from GLAS.

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