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

The new and specialised Tillage Measure under TAMS II is going to help Cork tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs Cork Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said.

“The newly launched and specialised Tillage Measure, worth approximately €26 million, is the seventh of a suite of measures available to farmers under TAMS II. I know from talking to tillage farmers here in Cork 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 Cork tillage farmers to examine the provisions of TAMS II and this new measure to improve efficiency and cut costs. Applications must be made on-line, 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.”

Note: 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).

09 March 2017

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