No New Funding in Commission Announcement

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the announcement by the EU Commission of a lump sum scheme to address the inputs crisis doesn’t provide any extra EU funding for farmers.

He said the Commission is merely allowing Member States to divert funding from their existing Rural Development Plan (RDP), rather than providing new funding.

Tim Cullinan said farmers who are struggling with savage cost hikes will not view this as anyway helpful.

“If the Commission is serious about supporting farmers, then it should come forward with a significant package for farm families,” he said.

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