24/08/2004

Farm Waste Management Scheme to be launched in autumn

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Ian Pearson has confirmed that the Farm Waste Management Scheme is to be launched in the autumn.

Speaking today, the Minister said he was pleased that the £30 million scheme had received EU Commission approval.

"The scheme will make a significant contribution towards the cost of compliance with the Nitrates Directive," the Minister said.

The Farm Waste Management Scheme will provide grant aid of 40% (up to a maximum project cost of £85,000) for the provision of new or improved farm waste storage facilities, and will allow for works to be completed up to 30 November 2006.

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