Kerry Farmers receive over €25 million

Farmers in Kerry have received in excess of 25 million euro from Europe and the government since the introduction of The Rural Environment Protection Scheme in 1994. Kerry is one of the top five participants of the scheme in the country and Teagasc is calling for that trend to be continued. Reps reimburses farmers for carrying out their work practices such as slurry and manure spreading in an environmentally friendly way. Brendan O Sullivan of Teagasc in Kerry says reps is beneficial to all in the agricultural sector.