Over €14m for Kerry in ANC Scheme

Minister Brendan Griffin TD
Minister Brendan Griffin TD

Kerry farmers will receive more than €14,000,000 in funds through the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme, following an announcement by Minister Michael Creed TD.

Just under 6,000 farmers across the county are set to benefit. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine said it has started issuing payments and will continue the process "as a matter of urgency over the coming weeks".

In welcoming the news, Minister Brendan Griffin TD said: "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 €14,112,602. in Kerry will go some way to rectifying that." He added that farm families are the heartbeat of the rural economy.