Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that an extension of the deadline for the submission of farm improvement plans in Knowledge Transfer groups will allow Clare farmers more time to qualify for a share of the €100 million funding available under the scheme.


“Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has confirmed to me that the that the deadline for submission of data for Farm Improvement Plans will be extended until August, 21,” Deputy Carey explained.


“This will give Clare farmers more time to get their information in order. No doubt farm advisors and planners will also welcome this extension of the deadline to complete their work.


“The new deadline will also allow vets to finalise Animal Health Measures for farmer participants.


“Funding of €100 million is allocated under the RDP for Knowledge Transfer Groups across the dairy, beef, equine, sheep, tillage and poultry sectors. This is a crucial source of additional income for many Clare farmers.


“It’s important for farmers to remember that the July 31 deadline for holding meetings of KT Groups remains in place.”


“Giving farmers more time to progress the outstanding work under the scheme will allow them to derive maximum benefit from the Knowledge Transfer Programme,” Deputy Carey concluded.


Deputy Joe Carey is available on 086 – 4032019

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