Louth farm­ers set to ben­e­fit from €958,000 boost

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Louth farm­ers are set to ben­e­fit from €958,000 in fund­ing un­der the Ar­eas of Nat­u­ral Con­straints Scheme.

Wel­com­ing the an­nounce­ment, Dun­dalk TD Pe­ter Fitz­patrick said: ‘ This fund­ing will ben­e­fit 782 farm­ers across Louth. Farm­ers, es­pe­cially on the hills and in the dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas, took heavy cuts in di­rect sup­port dur­ing the re­ces­sion and the fund­ing for this year, to­talling €958,000 in Louth will go some way to rec­ti­fy­ing that.’

‘We recog­nise that farm fam­i­lies are the heart­beat of the ru­ral econ­omy and our vi­sion for the sec­tor will in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion to con­tinue the tra­di­tion of fam­ily farm­ing,’ the Louth TD said.

Min­is­ter for Agriculture, Michael Creed said: ‘The ANC Scheme is an im­por­tant sup­port for farm­ers in many re­gions of the coun­try, and I am de­lighted to an­nounce that pay­ments have now started to is­sue.’

My de­part­ment will con­tinue to process re­main­ing cases for pay­ment as a mat­ter of ur­gency over the com­ing weeks.’

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