Flood stricken farmers will be able to avail of the new €2m Fodder Scheme from today, January 7, the Department of Agriculture has announced.
It is to assist farmers who have suffered fodder losses due to the flooding.
Minister Simon Coveney confirmed that the scheme will target farmers impacted by flooding who will be offered support based on the replacement costs of fodder damaged on their holding.
“I have witnessed first-hand the significant difficulties and losses experienced by farmers in areas flooded in recent weeks.
“I am committed to supporting these farmers and in this regard Government have agreed to provide up to €2m for the new fodder scheme.”
The Department has said that support 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.