Farmers rally to take place in Macroom.

A large number of farmers are expected to attend a rally this evening in Macroom over the proposed nitrates directive. The IFA believes the scheme will result in a loss of up to 8 million euro for farmers in Kerry.The directive is calling for a reduction in the use of nitrate fertiliser which will lead to a loss of grassland and restrict the amount of cattle farmers can carry on their land. Flor McCarthy Chairman of the IFA in Kerry says farmers need to come together as the potential financial losses are too great.