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Less Favoured Area payments welcomed - McMullan

24 January, 2013 - by Oliver McMullan


Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowance (LFACA) will be paid early.

 Mr. McMullan said,

 “The announcement today by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that the Department will begin to pay Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowance in February is to be welcomed.

 “Farmers in Less Favoured Areas have to work hard to make a living off the land and given the terrible year faced by farmers in terms of the weather it is important that these payments go out in time so that they maintain a cash flow. 

 “The Minister and the Department have worked hard to make this payment early this year and have to be congratulated on the effort to ensure that this and the Single Farm Payments have gone out on time.”

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