The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a scheme of assistance for farmers who have suffered fodder losses as a result of the severe flooding in recent weeks. This new scheme was agreed at the Government meeting on Tuesday, January 5.
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IFA president Joe Healy is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed to acknowledge the developing fodder crisis.
More detail on the fodder transport subsidy scheme announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, at this week’s Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) AGM is urgently required, and the scheme needs to be implemented quickly, IFA Connacht regional chairman Padraic Joyce has said.
IFA president Joe Healy has announced an emergency fodder initiative, where IFA will mobilise its national county and branch network to support those farmers in most difficulty.
IFA president Joe Healy has said the deepening fodder problems needs to be addressed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed. The fodder crisis will be discussed at an important IFA meeting tomorrow, Friday, December 1, in Claremorris, Co Mayo, at 8pm.
IFA President Joe Healy said the findings of a Teagasc survey on the impact of wet weather in the north-west are alarming. Half of farmers surveyed in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal say they have inadequate winter feed and poor ground conditions that have delayed slurry spreading.