Signs Of Recovery On The Way For Farmers

A major beef buyer is reopening next week.

Green shoots are beginning to reemerge for farmers out of the Covid-19 crisis, according to the Irish Farmers' Association.

Yesterday one of the beef sectors major buyers, McDonald's, announced it would reopen some outlets for drive through from next week.

The IFA says up to 60,000 farmers will benefit.

IFA President, Toomervara's Tim Cullinan says while farmers still need more help, there's some signs a recovery's on the way:

EU agriculture ministers will meet later via video-link to further discuss supports for farmers.

Last month, the Union announced an €80 million aid package for the sector.

But it was criticised as being far from what was needed given the scale of the Covid-19 crisis.

Mr. Cullinan says additional support is needed:

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