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Grain farmers from the west of Ireland are holding a sit-in at at the Department of Agriculture. A number of farmers from the west have been protesting there since yesterday afternoon. It’s over the proposed tillage crisis fund that was announced last year. It’s reported that a €5,000 maximum payment…

Local TD’s will get the chance to vote on an aid package for Tillage farmers in the Dail this afternoon. A vote is expected to take place at lunchtime on the introduction of aid for farmers badly affected by poor weather in 2016. Over 100 farmers, including many from Donegal,…