Delay in processing agri-funding applications crippling farmers – Deputy McHugh

The Department of Agricultures delay in processing agri-funding applications is crippling farmers, according to Donegal North-East Deputy Joe McHugh.

And Deputy McHugh has now called on the Minister for Agriculture, Brendan Smith, to divert staff in the Department to process all outstanding payments.

He says farmers can't afford to wait to January for these payments.

And if the backlog isn't sorted, then farmers in Donegal and elsewhere could go under:

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