IFA President Tim Cullinan said it was important that the Minister for Agriculture had come forward with a scheme to support farmers, but more will be needed to cover the massive increase in costs of production.
“Sky rocketing input costs are putting huge pressure on farmers and we are already behind time in encouraging farmers to maximise grass growth,” he said.
“The Minister must move quickly to announce the details and get the scheme up and running. The way input costs are going, more support will be needed,” he said.
“There are real food security concerns emerging from global agencies and it’s important that Irish farmers are helped and supported to produce food,” he said.