Area payments to be made next week

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy says the Department of Agriculture has confirmed Disadvantaged Area payments will commence on September 23.

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy says the Department of Agriculture has confirmed Disadvantaged Area payments will commence on September 23.

IFA insist that the timeline for payment of Disadvantaged Areas, worth up to €200m for 95,000 farmers, must be as quick as possible given the serious cash-flow difficulties facing farmers. Flor McCarthy said the pay-out of all direct payments are of vital importance for the viability of thousands of farmers.