Balancing Payments under Single Farm Payment Scheme to begin on 1st December – DEERING

27th November, 2014

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, said today that balancing payments for farmers under the 2014 Single Farm Payment Scheme will begin on 1st December. The payments totalling [INSERT COUNTY TOTAL] will benefit 1,529farmers in Carlow.

“These payments are an essential part of many farmers’ budgets. Farmers in Carlow will receive payments amounting to over €11.5m. The money will begin arriving in farmers’ bank accounts next week.

“These payments these are worth in excess of €550 million, bringing the total value of payments made to date under the 20114 SPF scheme to over €1.1 billion, while payments under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme now exceeds €185 million.

“The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD has also confirmed that every effort continues to be made to clearing the small percentage of remaining cases for payment and that regular payment runs will continue to be made on both schemes on a twice weekly basis.

“The news will be particularly welcome this year given the financial difficulties experienced by many farmers especially in the beef sector.”