UK: Farmers’ grants top £7m with new government aid package
Farmers and rural business have received a further £2m (US$) boost from the government in order to aid their recovery from the effects of foot-and-mouth disease. The funds will be shared by 17 successful bidders and takes the total amount given out under the Agriculture Development Scheme (ADS), to £7m - £2m was awarded in 1999 and £3m in 2000.
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