TILLAGE FARMERS NEED HELP

We have had the EU Exceptional Aid Package for the dairy and livestock sector and there is certainly full justification for similar aid to be provided for hard pressed grain producers along the western seaboard and other areas of the country which have suffered from exceptional rainfall.

While the numbers of farmers affected were small in number, their situation required specific action which, in the short term, has to come from the government.  This group of farmers cannot be left alone facing serious losses financially and significantly reduced ability to feed their stock over the winter.

Teagasc gathered information as to the number of farmers concerned and the financial cost to each farmer.  It is hoped that this can then form the basis for determining what type of package might be developed to help them.  This information could make the case for aid based on the fact that farmers in other EU countries including France, Germany and Belgium have experienced similar problems.



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