Farm Ireland

Sunday 22 April 2018

Discussion plan closes

Majella O’Sullivan

The final number of applicants for the new three-year Dairy Efficiency Programme, which closed on Friday, won't be known until mid-March.

Applications must first be compiled by discussion group facilitators before they are forwarded to the Department for processing. This will determine the final payment received.

A total of €18m has been allocated for the scheme.

Meanwhile, the ICSA has called for suckler discussion groups to be given the same support as those in the dairy sector scheme.

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