Payments issued to 10,706 Galway farmers under ANC scheme

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The Department of Agriculture has today confirmed the issuing of balancing payments for 10,706 Galway farmers.

€40 million is to be paid to farmers across Ireland and Senator Seán Kyne welcomed the payments which he says are vital to sustain incomes for farmers.

The Galway senator said that the payments will also be a boost to the local economy in the run up to Christmas. 

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said that the commencement of the ANC balancing payments today brings the total paid under the 2020 ANC Scheme to date to €239 million to 95,000 farmers.

“The ANC Scheme is an important support for farmers in many regions of the country who are farming in some of the more challenging environments,” said the Minister.

“This allocation of €250 million to the scheme in 2020 reflects the continuing recognition by the Government of this fact.

“I am also delighted to have secured €250 million for the ANC scheme next year as part of Budget 2021 which guarantees payment security for eligible farmers.’’