IMMEDIATE DELIVERY OF AN EMERGENCY CRISIS FUND FOR FARMERS CALLED FOR BY DEPUTY BRENDAN SMITH

2 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Brendan Smith this week called on the Government to implement an action plan published by his party detailing immediate measures needed for farmers and the agri-food sector to deal with the impact of the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Deputy Smith stated: “While public health is paramount, it is imperative that our farming communities and agri-food sector are supported during this time. Farmers in Cavan/Monaghan have stepped up to support their communities and ensure the safety of the food supply chain – now they need our support.

“Farmers in the constituency have endured a difficult 18 months, with low beef prices, the uncertainty of Brexit and the proposed South American trade deal. Now, the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic has changed the …

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