€136m Paid To Midlands Farmers Under 2020 Schemes

The Department of Agriculture says the payments are particularly important in such a challenging year.

The Department of Agriculture has paid out over €139 million to midlands farmers under 2020 schemes.

They include targeted modernisation, low-carbon, and organic payments.

The biggest allocation came under the Basic Payment Scheme, which is distributed per hectare of eligible land.

In total, Laois farmers receive the most at €47 million, followed by Offay with €46 million, and Westmeath at €45 million.

The Department says the support are vital for farmers during a challenging year, to maximise income and cashflow.

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