Sinn Féin Agriculture Spokesperson, Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle
Gildernew has welcomed the announcement that interim payments under the
Single Farm Payment Scheme should begin in December and that the interim
payment will be 75% of the provisional total SFP.
Ms Gildernew said:
"In numerous meetings with Jeff Rooker Sinn Fein made it clear that the delay in making the SFP payments was unacceptable and that it would push even greater numbers of farmers over the edge.
"It is important that validation checks and inspections are completed as soon as possible and that the timetable outlining payments is published without delay." ENDS