Fears have been expressed over the cost of agriculture materials And the knock on effect this is having on farming.
The matter was discussed yesterday in the Dail.
TD heard concerns over rising fertiliser costs and how this could lead to a fodder crisis in the winter.
They also heard about the delay in the roll out of the silage support scheme and how this has left farmers confused over what criteria applies when it comes to the availing of the scheme.
Galway independent deputy Sean Canney raised the following concerns.