Minister anounces 10 million euro scheme to assist small farmers.

A 10 million euro scheme designed to offer further employment to small farmers has come too late according to the Chairman of Kerry IFA Flor McCarthy. The scheme which is to be announced today by Minister O Cuiv is to provide ongoing income and employment to small farmers who can no longer make a viable living on the land. A condition of the scheme is that farmers must be in receipt of long term farm assistance. Speaking to Radio Kerry News Flor McCarthy said many small farmers in Kerry are already in full time employment.