More than 2,500 rural businesses are set to receive a share of £19 million of funding from Round 3 of the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS), part of the CAP-funded Rural Development Programme for England.
This will boost the competitiveness of farming and forestry businesses and is expected to support around 5,000 jobs in England.
Growing the rural economy is also a key priority of the new Rural Development Programme for England, alongside managing the environment and increasing farming and forestry productivity. New schemes will start in 2015, with more information available later this autumn.
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