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O’Neill Announces An Additional Year Of LFACA Support

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA today announced her plans to fund a further year of the Less Favoured Areas Compensatory Allowance (LFACA) Scheme in 2015. The Minister said: “I am aware that the LFACA scheme is an important component of current support payments to farm businesses. Farmers in our most constrained areas form…

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£22.5millon LFACA Payments Made Early to 13,000 Farmers Says O’Neill

MORE than 13,000 farmers have received early payments totalling £22.5million under the Less Favoured Areas Compensatory Allowances (LFACA) scheme, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill said today (21 May). Payments for LFACA, which provides support to farmers in less favoured areas, issued three weeks earlier than in previous years. Minister O’Neill said: “I…

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O’Neill Consults on SFP/LFACA Dual Use Claims

A public consultation has commenced on a proposal for managing separate claimants to the Single Farm Payment and the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Schemes on a single land parcel – commonly referred to as dual use claims.  SFP/LFACA dual use claims have existed in the north since the start…

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