Department conditions imposed on hill farmers are unnecessary – Harkin

 

Marian Harkin

Independent MEP Marian Harkin believes The Department of Agriculture is unnecessarily imposing conditions on the participation of hill and commonage farmers in the new EU supported GLAS Scheme.

The claims come following a meeting she organised with senior European Commission officials and which was attended by farmers from Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo.

Speaking to Highland radio news, MEP Marian Harkin says there's no reason why this issue cannot be resolved quickly and is calling for the Minister of Agriculture to intervene: