Ming’s fodder concern


Commenting after the announcement of the Fodder Transport Subsidy Scheme, MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said that while any level of support was welcome, the scheme as it currently stands is limited in scope and falls short of what is required.

  He said: “The lack of a meal voucher scheme to go with the transport subsidy scheme is a major failing and, this aspect must be revisited again”.

  He added that a meal voucher scheme is necessary to ensure that farmers who are not yet under pressure can extend their existing silage supplies to avert a crisis situation in six weeks’ time.