Copeland MP encourages farming community to apply for new grant program

THE AGRICULTURAL community has been invited to seize a funding opportunity offered by the UK government.

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has endorsed the £ 27million Farm Investment Fund, urging the farming community to come forward if they are eligible for some of the money.

Grants from the Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs program can be used to cover the cost of equipment and technology.

Funding under the program can also be used to cover the cost of new infrastructure if it improves agricultural productivity and benefits the environment.

Ms Harrison has written to members of the Copeland farming community, providing further information and details of the request.

Examples of projects and equipment eligible to be covered by the grant are: solar powered electric fencing, water treatment systems that use ultraviolet light instead of chemicals, and cameras to monitor livestock.

Ms Harrison said: “I encourage Copeland farmers, foresters and growers to explore the eligibility criteria for grants and consider applying. Funds are available to help the industry focus on grants. more efficient production methods that will reduce resource costs, improve yields, and provide better returns. ”

Agriculture Minister Victoria Prentis said: “I am delighted to offer support to eligible farmers through the new Agriculture Investment Fund to invest in technology and infrastructure to increase productivity and ‘provide environmental benefits.

“Investing in new technologies and new equipment on the farm has a real impact on productivity and yields, as well as an environmental benefit as we build on the historic commitments of COP26. ”

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