Number of Donegal people working in agri sector drops dramatically

The number of people working in the agriculture sector in the Northwest and Western regions is falling alarmingly.

That's according to a report from the Irish Farmers Journal which shows that in the past 5 years, the number employed in the agri sector in Donegal fell by 7% with a decrease of 25% since 1996.

There is also much concern over the amount of land which is being planted to forestry.

Caitriona Morrissey is Deputy News Editor with the Irish Farmers Journal: