Farmers welcome fertilizer late, but I want to help feed

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    Farmers welcomed the increased fertilizer, spreading the term, but warned more needs to be done to solve the shortage of animal feed.
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Farmers welcomed the increased fertilizer, spreading the term, but warned more needs to be done to solve the shortage of animal feed.

The Minister of agriculture Michael creed announced as he opened the show Tullamore in County Offaly.

Mr. Creed said that the deadline for the use of chemical fertilizers will be extended from mid-September to the end of the month.

The deadline for application of organic fertilizers will expand from mid-October until the end of October.

“It gives us the opportunity to increase the vegetation period, as well as fodder,” he told the crowd.

Mr Creed called on farmers to take up farming initiative.

In April of this year, he announced the allocation of €1.5 for the introduction of imported feed support measure in response to adverse winter M.

However, he added: “it would be wrong to assume that the import of feed will help to solve the problem yourself. It will play a role, but the greatest and most efficient will maximize the opportunities that exist between now and the end of the vegetation period of the forage. Details will be announced in due time.”

Mr. Creed acknowledged the “very difficult task” faced by peasant families as a result of weather conditions this year.

The representative of the IFA welcomed the move to extend fertiliser spreading time. However, he said, it was only one of the measures sought by the farmers.

“We want to see the scheme of import of fodder,” a spokesman commented. “If we don’t move on this we will not have plans for the coming winter.”

He noted that a similar situation is developing across Europe and now can help with affordability and accessibility.

In a schema import, a press-the Secretary of IFA said the Department also needs to move now to resolve issues with the voice, in order to allow farmers to plant cover crops.

Mr Creed said: “I am convinced that, although it is very difficult, financially difficult, physically challenging and emotionally complex that we will come through this ordeal together.”

Fodder production incentives for tillage farmers, and the voice flexibility will contribute in this regard, he said.

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