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Extent Of Grain Damage Needs To Be Known

By September 26, 2016No Comments

I am calling on all grain farmers whose crops have been destroyed as a result of the bad weather to contact Teagasc with the details of what is affected so we can build up an immediate picture of the extent of the problem which is now approaching a full blown crisis for the sector especially in the Western Region. Over the weekend I arranged that three MEP’s Marion Harkin, Luke Ming Flanagan, and Matt Carthy visited farms in counties Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and other areas affected to see the devastation caused by the bad weather. We need to know the extent of the crop failure as soon as possible so that compensation measures can be put in place for the farmers affected.