New TAMS II measure will help Carlow tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs – Deering

-   Pat Deering TD

Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD, and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat Deering, has said the new specialised Tillage Measure under TAMS II is going to help Carlow tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs.

“My colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the launch of the new specialised Tillage Measure under TAMS II, worth approximately €26 million.

“This is the seventh of a suite of measures available to Carlow farmers under TAMS II.

“I know from talking to tillage farmers here in Carlow that many of them were disadvantaged by the poor harvest last year. Minister Creed is all too aware of this thanks to the Tillage Stakeholder Forum.

“This new initiative includes capital investment measures which will support tillage farmers to use the most modern and efficient equipment and facilities.

“Specific areas of investment include Minimum Disturbance Tillage Equipment, Sprayers, Rain Water Harvesting, Grain Storage and Grain dryers.

“I encourage all Carlow tillage farmers to examine the provisions of TAMS II and this new measure to improve efficiency and cut costs. Applications must be made online, either by the farmer or by their authorised Advisor. Further details are available at: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmerschemespayments/tams/

“The closing date for applications under the first tranche of the new measure will be Friday 30 June 2017.”
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NOTE TO EDITORS:

  • The Targeted Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) is part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and is co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
  • Minister Creed has outlined an indicative allocation of €26 million available to the Tillage Sector under the terms of the new measure over the full period of the Rural Development Programme.
  • The total allocation for the various on farm investment schemes under TAMS II, including the Tillage measure, is €395m over the full course of the programme.

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