Donegal Deputy McConalogue hits out at cuts to small farmers

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said the cuts to various farming schemes announced in the Budget are further evidence of the Agriculture Minister’s disregard for smaller farmers across the North West.

Deputy McConalogue said Minister Simon Coveney has targeted low and middle income farmers for the bulk of the cuts at his Department next year.

The Fianna Fail Deputy raised particular concerns about the cuts to the Farm Assist, the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and REPS, as well as the major downgrade of the Suckler Cow Scheme....

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