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Wexford Fine Gael TD Paul Kehoe told the hearing that some farmers are afraid to come out publicly on the issue or talk to their co-op.

Wexford Fine Gael TD Paul Kehoe told the hearing that some farmers are afraid to come out publicly on the issue or talk to their co-op.

Wexford Fine Gael TD Paul Kehoe told the hearing that some farmers are afraid to come out publicly on the issue or talk to their co-op.

Ornua has been urged to do more to alleviate the financial pressure on dairy farmers who have signed up to fixed-milk-price contracts now worth up to 20c/L less than the current market.

At a meeting of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee last week, TDs detailed the seriousness of the situation faced by some farmers, indicating that many face bankruptcy.


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