Agri-environment scheme launched by Government

A 1.5 billion euro agri-environment scheme has been launched by the government.


‘ACRES’ aims to target 50 thousand farms across the country, encouraging farmers to improve biodiversity.


However it’ll be subject to the approval of Ireland’s draft CAP Strategic Plan from the EU Commission.


Minister for Agriculture and Donegal TD Charlie Mc Conalogue hopes it can begin next January: