Kerry TD urges farmers to avail of fodder scheme

Kerry TD Brendan Griffin is welcoming a €2 million Government fodder scheme, which will provide financial relief for farmers whose fodder has been destroyed in recent flooding. Brendan Griffin The scheme which has been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, will apply to the loss of silage, hay, straw and concentrates where there is evidence of damage caused by flooding and where the losses are not covered by insurance. Deputy Griffin says he has visited a number of farms affected by recent flooding and the loss of fodder is a huge blow to the farm families involved. He is encouraging farmers who have been affected by the floods to avail of this scheme.