The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed today announced that he has allocated €4.25 million to a new Fodder Import Support measure.
The Minister says the measure builds on a range of supports that he has already put in place
It will operate through the Co-operatives/registered importers and will cover forage imported from 12th August 2018 to 31st December 2018 and will be subject to EU State Aid rules.
Participation will be straightforward for any farmer who contacts a participating Co-op/registered importer and purchases fodder.
He says his department will subsequently reimburse the Co-op/ importer with a contribution towards the cost of transport.
Application forms and terms and conditions are made available through the Co-ops/registered importers shortly and will also be available on the Department’s website at https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmerschemespayments/fodderimportsupportmeasureautumn2018/