Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ireland to Receive Funds for Organic

"FARMERS in Ireland will be able to get almost €22,000 a year for going organic - even before they sell any crops.

The European Union yesterday approved a €6bn rural development plan for Ireland which provides special payments for environmentally friendly farming methods and to encourage more young farmers into the business. The scheme will also support farms in disadvantaged areas.

Larger farmers will be able to get up to €21,650 a year while they are converting their farms into organic status - a process which takes several years during which their crops cannot command the higher prices attached to organic food."

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