IFA chair welcomes Minister’s intervention on potato crisis

The Chairman of the IFA in Donegal is welcoming a commitment from Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith to assess the extent to which the recent weather conditions impacted on potato growers.

At a meeting with the new IFA president, the minister said his officials would liaise directly with individual farmers and bring a report back to him. However, he made no commitments regarding possible compensation packages.

Donegal IFA Chair William Monagle is a potato farmer himself, and is welcoming the minister's intervention

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