Donegal farmers welcome potato compensation announcement

The IFA in Donegal is welcoming confirmation of a compensation scheme for farmers who suffered damage to potatoes and vegetable crops during the severe frost in December and January.

The government says the scheme is designed to provide a limited and targeted financial contribution to certain potato and vegetable growers who suffered losses of at least 30% of the total crop.

Application forms will be available from next Monday, with Tuesday week the closing date for applications.

Charlie Doherty is the IFA's potato spokesperson in Donegal, he says the IFA is looking for more information about how the scheme will work.