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Ferris calls for action on fodder crisis

17 April, 2013 - by Martin Ferris TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD has called for immediate measures to be taken to address the fodder crisis that is severely impacting on farmers due to rainfall last Summer and the bad weather of the past number of months.

Deputy Ferris said;

“I am disappointed with the response of the Minister for State when this was raised yesterday. He urged that farmers contact their local Teagasc advisors in relation to how to cope with a lack of feed.

“That is not good enough. Farmers do not have sufficient fodder, nor in many cases do they have the money or the credit to buy in feed.

“I would therefore strongly urge that the Minister release funds at his disposal as an emergency measure to avert what is an extremely serious situation.”


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