Farm Assist changes having a serious impact in Donegal – Mc Conalogue

charlieDonegal North East Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called on Fine Gael and Labour to rethink its changes to the Farm Assist payment.

Donegal has the second highest number of farmers dependent on Farm Assist, with 1,554 farmers liable for the payment.

Low-income farmers depend on the payment to keep their farms in business.

The changes to the qualification criteria were introduced in the last budget and came into effect at the beginning of April

Deputy McConalogue said some farmers are having to decide if they can afford to continue farming or not....