Updated: 21/09/16 : 05:51:46
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Sligo farmers receive €5.73m under 2016 ANC scheme

2,651 farmers in County Sligo have received  €5.73m  in payments under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme.

Cllr Dara Mulvey, in welcoming the news said, “My colleague, Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, announced that payments under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme and Areas of Specific Constraint (Islands) scheme, worth over €140 million, have started issuing to almost 65,000 farmers.  

“Under the scheme, farmers in Co Sligo  have received €5.73m in payments.

“These payments represent a significant and timely financial boost for farmers in County Sligo and for the wider rural economy. The Department of Agriculture will continue to clear remaining cases for payment over the coming weeks as a matter of priority.

"This Government is committed to working to ensure that the economic recovery reaches all parts of the country and the benefits are felt inside every doorstep and in every community,” concluded Cllr Mulvey.