Falling farm incomes priority for new Agriculture Minister

Michael CreedThe new Agriculture Minister says tackling falling farm incomes and rural broadband are among his main priorities. Michael Creed says high-speed broadband is a critical issue for farmers and one he will be championing while in office. He told Radio Kerry’s Agritime that over 40,000 payment applications are still being received on paper and these are far more likely to run into difficulties whille being processed. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/56856/medium/”]   Minister Creed says he also plans to call in the chief executives of all of the main banks to speak with them about how they can help farmers struggling to meet repayments: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/56855/medium/”]