Farm Modernisation Programme Announcement Welcomed
Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Oliver McMullan has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that the latest Farm Modernisation Programme will open on the 4th September.
Mr. McMullan said,
“The Farm Modernisation Programme is used to help farmers utilise the latest technology so farmers can make their farm more efficient and safe. It is crucial that our agriculture industry is at the forefront of technology so it can compete in the global market that farming has become
“It is also important that we improve safety by having good reliable, modern equipment on the farm.
“Since the introduction of the scheme nearly 3000 farmers have benefited and this tranche will make another £5.5million available so other farmers can also upgrade their machinery.
“The Farm Modernisation Programme has proved popular with farmers in the past so I would appeal to all farmers whether large or small to apply before the closure date of the 19th October 2012 in order to qualify for a payment.”