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IFA Say Farmers Need All The Support They Can Get

The IFA Chairman feels that proposed supports won't cover the rate of inflation in certain areas.

New suckler and fodder schemes, and energy supports are among the  measures to be included in the budget for farmers.

The Fodder Support Scheme will allow farmers to earn up to a thousand euro if they hold onto hay and fodder next year.

To help with high fertiliser prices, the Minister for agriculture's expected to introduce a new 8 million euro grant aid scheme to support the spreading of lime.

But chairman of the IFA, Toomevara's Tim Cullinan is unsure whether this will be enough:

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