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Monday, 28 July 2014

Still chance to get involved with scheme in Cumbria

CUMBRIANS are being told they have only a couple more weeks to take advantage of the “Grow your own income” scheme from Iggesund paperboard mill.

Landowners have until the end of August to take part in the scheme, run by Iggesund, which involves growing trees which can be harvested and used in the company’s paper mill.

Payments under the scheme cover 50 per cent of all the costs of establishing the crop, such as fencing, ground preparation, weed control, ploughing, harrowing, cuttings and planting.

Cumbrian farmers Jennie and Ronnie Wilkinson said: “What makes the Iggesund scheme so different is that we deal directly with the end user. What attracted us was the regular income combined with the low work intensity.”

Email neil.watkins@iggesund.com for information.

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