Devastation for up to 500 tillage farmers who have lost their entire crops
The plight facing tillage farmers hit the floor of the Dail this week with the Government called on to acknowledge the plight of these farmers and bring forward the funding to support them.
Fianna Fail Agriculture Spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue said it is estimated that up to 500 farmers have lost their entire crops as a result of the bad weather.
“There are significant issues in the supports that are required to keep those farmers in business.
“I know that the IFA and other farming organisations have been in touch with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
“This is a matter I have raised previously on the floor of the House.
“Unfortunately, the Government has not come forward with the type of supports required to keep these farmers in business and ensure that they can meet bills.
“I am talking particularly about those who have actually lost crops this autumn.
The loan funding which has been flagged for the start of next year will not meet their requirements, he said and stressed that there are particular funds required.