08 Jun 2011
COMPENSATION FOR VEGETABLE PRODUCERSHorticulture
Chairman of IFA’s Field Vegetable and Protected Crops Committee Matt Foley said the announcement from the emergency EU Council of Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday to provide withdrawal compensation for cucumbers, tomato, salads, courgettes and peppers affected by the E. Coli outbreak was a positive result for producers.
Mr Foley said that a small number of growers in Ireland were directly affected by the outbreak and it is advisable for these growers who have been affected to make contact with the Department of Agriculture and have their damage assessed.
Mr Foley said that the IFA will be meeting with the Department on the details of the measure at the earliest possible opportunity.