The IFA has suspended their occupation of the Department of Agriculture offices in Kildare Street, Dublin to enter into negotiations with Minister Michael Creed on the proposed crop loss scheme arising from the 2016 harvest.
The Minister has confirmed that there are no preconditions to these negotiations.
The Minister will meet with the IFA tomorrow (Wednesday).
“We acknowledge that the Minister has secured a commitment from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for a crop loss scheme. However, the Minister and his officials must ensure that the scheme is credible and provides the maximum possible support to those who need it most,” IFA President Joe Healy said.