Almost €15 million in Area of Natural Constraints payments for Kerry farmers

Almost €15 million in funding is going to Kerry farmers under the Area of Natural Constraints scheme.

It’s part of a national allocation of 182 million.

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin, and Education Minister Norma Foley are welcoming the announcement.

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has allocated a total of €182 million to 85,000 farmers nationwide in Area of Natural Constraints payments.
The Minister says the ANC scheme is crucial for so many farm families, and these payments represent a timely and significant financial boost for farmers and for the wider rural economy.

In Kerry, 6,000 farmers are being allocated Area of Natural Constraints payments totalling €14.8 million.

This represents 79% of 7,561 that applied and were deemed eligible for the payment.

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The money will begin landing in farmers’ bank accounts in the coming days.

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