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Welsh farmers to receive up to £12,000 for equipment and machinery

Welsh farmers looking to buy equipment and machinery are now able to apply for up to £12,000 from the Government to help with the cost of the investment.


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Welsh farmers to receive up to £12,000 for equipment and machinery

As part of the Welsh Government’s Rural Development Programme, applications for Farm Business Grants will be open until June 30 2017.

 

The grants provide a 40 per cent contribution towards equipment and machinery which has been ‘pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises’.

 

Investments can be made in around 80 items linked to animal health, genetics and performance; crop management; energy efficiency; resource efficiency and ICT.

 

NFU Cymru president Stephen James said: “We are pleased the Welsh Government has recognised the need for a Farm Business Grant to complement the sustainable production grant scheme which targets larger projects. This will allow many more farmers in Wales to make on-farm investments which improve business and environmental performance.”

 

£40 million of funding will be available over 4 years under the scheme. The minimum grant available is £3,000 and one application will be approved per business throughout the lifetime of the scheme.

 

For more information, visit the website.

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