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Gildernew provides Farm Nutrient Management Scheme payment progress update

17 July, 2009 - by Westminster

Minister Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA has announced that just over £100million has now been paid out in grant aid under the Farm Nutrient Management Scheme (FNMS) to date.

Detailing the latest FNMS figures, the Minister said: “Good progress has been made to date in completing remaining inspections in line with DARD’s recently published inspection timetable.

“But I want to also remind those farmers, who have yet to be inspected to please ensure that all outstanding issues, however minor are resolved well ahead of their inspections. To help farmers ensure that they are fully prepared for inspections we are providing them with a checklist in readiness for their inspection.

“ I want to see as many farmers as possible avoid the situation where there has to be a repeat inspection , as this would of course further delay the payment of their claims."

The Minister concluded: “The end is almost in sight for successful completion of FNMS and it is in all our interests to avoid any further delays in its’ roll-out.”

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