MEP calls for a special transport subsidy as fodder crisis looms


A Midlands North West MEP is backing calls for a special transport subsidy to cover haulage costs as more and more farmers are forced to bring fodder in to the region from elsewhere in the country.
Luke Ming Flanagan says August’s flooding in Donegal and elsewhere on the western seaboard created a serious problem, and that’s been exacerbated by continued wet weather which prevented farmers from bringing in a late harvest of hay or silage in September.
Luke Ming Flanagan believes farmers in the southern part of the country are selling at a very fair price, but the transport costs are a serious problem………..

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