Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Local farmers urged to have their say on £25m Covid-19 fund

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Newry and Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has said it is extremely important that beef and sheep farmers have their say on the £25 million allocated to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

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The fund aims to support the agriculture and horticulture sectors suffering as a result of the COVID pandemic.



Speaking to Newry Times, the Sinn Féin MLA said, “Beef and sheep farmers represent 80% of all farms throughout the North.

“They are our food producers and the backbone of the industry.



“I would encourage all farmers in the beef and sheep sector to contact the DAERA Minister outlining the hardship and challenges that you have faced over the last number of weeks during Covid-19.

“It is important that you have your say.”



The MLA added that he or any of his party colleagues are available to discuss the issue with any farmer.


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