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New grant scheme to aid Manx farmers

Minister highlights profitability challenges

Government is upping financial support for active farmers with hopes of enhancing the environment.

This week, a new Agriculture and Fisheries Grant Scheme has been approved by Tynwald.

It gives farmers access to a wider range of grants covering a host of initiatives, including habitat creation and protection, wildlife boxes, and education.

The update was prompted after a public consultation, which saw 90% of respondents agree a new strategy was needed to deliver a sustainable, self-reliant Manx food chain.

Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Geoffrey Boot says the biggest problem facing the sector is profitability:

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