Farmers advised to apply for financial aid as meal made available – Naughten

In Agriculture, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten seeks assurances from Minister Simon Coveney following recent flooding.

Denis Naughten seeks assurances from Minister Simon Coveney following recent flooding.

Local TD Denis Naughten is advising farmers who have lost fodder as a result of the recent flooding to make an immediate application of the Department of Agriculture under a special €2m government fund.
“There is just a 15 day window for farmers to submit applications so I would strongly advise all those impacted by the flooding to check their fodder and submit an application without delay,” explained Denis Naughten.

“In conjunction with this replacement scheme which will see farmers issued with a payment for fodder that was lost, the Department of Agriculture has also made meal available at local co-ops for famers who were assessed by Teagasc before Christmas as having lost fodder.

“The Minister for Agriculture also assured me on his visit to Clonown in South Roscommon this week that where farmers have additional losses, either stock or housing for animals, he will consider providing additional financial support.”

Farmers with fodder damage or losses from flooding need to submit an application to the Department of Agriculture within the next 15 days. The form can be accessed on the Department’s website or is available from Teagasc.

Farmers who requires help with the form or who requires emergency feed or housing for animals should contact Teagasc without delay at tel: 0761 113555.

 

Get the application form here:

https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingschemesandpayments/fodderaid2016/FodderAid2016ApplicationTC060116.doc