McMullan welcomes record number of Single Farm Payments
Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed news that a record number of farmers will receive Single Farm Payments in December.
The East Antrim MLA said;
"More farmers than ever before have received their Single Farm Payments in December with around 95 per cent of the North's farmers already getting their money.
"This is great news for farmers in economically challenging times.
"Over £234 million has already been paid out to farmers across the North and the remaining farmers will receive their payments in the near future.
"Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill is to be congratulated for this record performance, which will be welcomed by farmers everywhere.
"This has been achieved because improvements to the inspection system and the increasing numbers of online applicants.
"This is a yet another example of Sinn Féin standing up for farming and rural communities."