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New Farmers

Volume 227: debated on Tuesday 22 June 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what capital incentives are available to make farming more accessible to new entrants.

No capital incentives available are aimed specifically at new entrants to the farming industry.

However, young farmers (those under 40) taking out first improvement plans under the farm conservation grant scheme are eligible for additional grant of 25 per cent. of the normal rates of grant towards the cost of capital investments of benefit to conservation and the environment.