Mc Hugh wants review of Farm Assist in light of the fodder crisis

Simon CoveneyAgriculture Minister Simon Coveney has told the Dail he is making some changes to the implementation of the Nitrates Directive, and putting protocols in place to plan for fodder problems in the future.

Minister Coveney was speaking on an urgent topics motion introduced by three deputies, including Donegal TD Joe Mc Hugh.

The minister said as well as a number of short term initiatives, the government is also taking a long term approach............


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Responding, Deputy Joe Mc Hugh welcomed the measures announced today, and called for a joint approach across these islands, bringing in ministers and agencies in the North and the UK. On the financial impact of the fodder crisis, Deputy Mc Hugh urged Minister Coveney to look again at Farm Assist............