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Sinn Féin urges farmers to express interest in waste management scheme

22 February, 2005

Sinn Féin are urging farmers to fill in an expression of interest form for the Farm Waste Management Scheme before the 1st March 2005 or they will not be able to apply for the scheme.

Sinn Féin MLA, and Spokesperson for Rural Development, Pat O'Rawe, has said, "The scheme currently has £45 million allocated and we would encourage all farmers to apply for it. However, farmers cannot apply if they have not filled in an expression of interest form before the 1st March 2005. Any farmers who wish to express an expression of interest can contact the Armagh Sinn Féin Constituency Office (028 37 511797) for the application form."

"Sinn Féin are working very hard on behalf of rural and farming communities and we welcome schemes and initiatives such as the Farm Waste Management Scheme. We are sending a strong delegation to Brussels to argue that DARD should be allowed to increase the amount for this scheme from £45 million to £60 million." ENDS

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