Flood Fund Must Cater for All Losses on Farms
IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley has said the announcement today by Minister Simon Coveney of Emergency Flood Damage Relief funding must cover all losses associated with flooding on farms.
He said the fund must cater for stock and crop losses, structural damage, and the costs associated with alterative accommodation secured in order to safeguard animals during flooding.
Tom Turley encouraged those farmers who have experienced losses to apply immediately – Download the application form
In relation to the Fodder Scheme, which closed last Friday, and to which 330 farmers have applied, Tom Turley called for the Department of Agriculture to complete assessments quickly so that payments could be made swiftly.