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Fencing Scheme Need To Be Extended

By October 4, 2016No Comments

I am calling on the Minister this week to extend the different schemes that require fencing to be done in connection with sheep fencing grants under TAMS, as there is ground, particularly in the West of Ireland, that farmers are not able to work on. The tractor and post drivers are not able to go in on the land in many cases and the conditions are horrendous. Instead of having deadlines on these matters, the Department needs to realise the tough conditions that farmers have had to work under over the last few months and they need to extend this scheme so it takes the pressure off the farmers and the contractors. I am writing to the Department of Agriculture today to ask them to sort out this extension immediately