IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the commencement of TAMS approvals this week.
Approvals have commenced for dairy investments under the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme and approvals for Priority One Dairy Equipment cases are also to issue before Christmas.
Flor McCarthy said these approvals are long overdue but welcome to those farmers who urgently need to proceed with work. He said, “These approvals are particularly relevant for dairy farmers whose window to carry out investment is very narrow”
IFA is reminding farmers to ensure that any equipment that is purchased for grant aid is dated after the date of formal Department of Agriculture approval.