On Friday the RPA announced that a fund of £8.5 million has been made available for small English dairy farmers. Eligible farmers who apply will receive a one-off payment.
To be eligible you must:
- Have not produced more than 1 million litres between 1st April 2015 to the 31st March 2016
- Still be producing milk at the time of application
An application form and the following information are needed:
- Proof of the volume of milk produced from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 – milk statements or annual production statement.
- Details of your milk buyer in April 2017
Payments will be capped at 500,000 litres and the payment rate will be calculated in June 2017 after all applications have been received.
If you think you may be eligible to apply for the scheme, please contact Rostons on 01829 773000 and ask to speak to Fran Griffiths who will be happy to assist in submitting your application.
Applications must be received by the RPA before the 31st May 2017.