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Step-by-step guide to online forestry premium applications


All forestry premium applications must be applied for online. Paper forms are no longer issued. Forestry advisor Steven Meyen gives a step-by-step guide below to help you to navigate the online application process.

Applying online for your forestry premium 

All forestry premium applications must be applied for online via www.agfood.ie. Until a couple of years ago, you needed to fill out a paper form (Form 4). However, these paper forms are no longer issued.

Step-by-step guide to applying for your annual forestry premium payment

  • Log on to agfood.ie
  • Enter your Username
  • Enter the requested digits from your Personal Access Code (PAC)
  • Enter your Password
  • Select Logon
  • Select Forestry Grants & Premiums from the menu of applications
  • Select option to view Your Outstanding Form 4s
  • Select a contract by highlighting your contract number
  • Select Review & Proceed
  • De Minimis Declaration. Select Yes or No:
    • Yes: I have received other De Minimis payments. Enter the relevant details and then click Save Declaration and Continue
    • No: I have not received any other De Minimis payments. Click Save Declaration and Continue
  • If prompted, view the aerial photograph of your plantation and Proceed
  • Tick the box for I accept these conditions
  • Submit your application
  • If you have more than one contract: select Home and then repeat the process for the next contract

After clicking the submit button, DAFM will check your premium application. If everything is OK then the money will be paid directly into your bank account.

Further information

If you forgot your username or password or you can't log on to www.agfood.ie, the DAFM’s helpdesk (phone 049-4368288, email agfood@agriculture.gov.ie) will be able to help you.

Forestry Division staff won't be able to help you with usernames or passwords but they can assist with queries relating to your forestry premium. They can be contacted on 053-9163400. Make sure to have your forestry Contract Number (CN) and/or Forest Owner (FO) number to hand.

Much more detail how to apply for your online forestry premium can be found here in the Forestry Section of the Teagasc website