IFA want Agriculture Minister to secure 50% advance in Single Farm Payment

Farmers are calling on the Agriculture Minister to secure a 50 per cent advance in the Single Farm Payment from the European Union.

It comes as the recent heavy rainfall is causing havoc for farmers - with two thirds of silage crop yet to be harvested.

The Irish Farmers' Association says cash flow will become a major problem for farmers in the coming weeks - if this bad weather continues.

The group's President John Bryan says he's confident the Government will be able to get this advance in the Single Farm Payment from Europe....

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