It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about Single Application Forms (SAF).

The application window opens on Monday, March 4, and the Farmers’ Union of Wales is reminding its members that county staff are ready to help take the stress of filling in the form.

The FUW provides the free service to paid-up members as part of their membership package.

FUW managing director Alan Davies said: “Our staff are not only well trained but very well practised in dealing with the complex application process.

"The SAF completion process is probably the single most important form completion exercise being carried out by Welsh farmers since 2004, and the financial repercussions of errors on the forms are severe.”

Since the Welsh Government mandated that all applications should be done online, the FUW is focused on providing the best possible service to its members.

“I encourage our members and first-time form fillers to contact their local office as soon as possible to book an appointment if they need help in filling out the form,” added Alan Davies.