Donegal IFA welcomes new AEOS scheme for farmers

Farming groups have welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture that a new AEOS 3 Scheme will be opened to 6,000 farmers across the country.

A maximum payment of €4,000 will be available to farmers in both Natura and non-Natura areas.

The IFA says the AEOS delivers significant benefits to the rural environment and is of huge importance in the rural economy, generating activity and leading to a wider investment spin off.

Davie Keith of the Donegal branch of the Irish Farmers Association is urging farmers in the county to apply:

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