ANC payments welcome

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Payments under the 2015 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme are to begin issuing to over 6,500 farmers in county Galway, a fact welcomed this week by East Galway TD Paul Connaughton TD.

‘Payments of €117 million have started issuing nationally to farmers who have been approved for payment and farmers in county Galway will receive over €13.2 million in payments under this scheme’, said Deputy Connaughton.

‘In three weeks’ time, starting on 16th October, farmers can expect to receive 70% of the Basic Payment Scheme, which will be a timely boost for cashflow on farms and also for the rural economy in the county.

‘I very much welcome that payments under the scheme are to start in coming days for those farmers cleared for payment and will be pressing to ensure that all farmers, including those with penalties, are paid as quickly as possible.’