Donegal TD hits out at agriculture minister over tillage fund

Calls for an emergency fund to be set up for tillage farmers have so far been rejected at a government level.

Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has hit out at the Agriculture Minister for ruling out any possibility of such a fund.

The sector has been badly hit this year because of unusually wet weather this summer.

Michael Chance, IFA Chair in Donegal is a tillage farmers, he says this is disappointing and he hopes for a more positive outcome from the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan when the IFA meets him in Brussels on Thursday: