Donegal among counties worst affected by poor tillage harvest

The Irish Farmers’ Association will march on Leinster House this afternoon, calling for the Government to set up a crisis fund for tillage farmers.

Many grain farmers, in the west of the country, weren’t able to harvest their crops last autumn after a prolonged period of wet weather destroyed their produce.

The IFA says Donegal, Mayo and Roscommon are among the counties worst affected by the poor harvest.

Fianna Fáil is bringing a motion before the Dáil today, urging the Government to pay subsidies to affected farmers.

The party’s agriculture spokesperson Charlie McConalogue, explains why farmers are staging a protest: