Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue says flexibility should be provided to the upcoming slurry spreading deadline given the inclement weather in recent weeks.
The final date for slurry spreading is tomorrow (Tues), October 15th.
Deputy McConalogue said: “An extension to the slurry spreading deadline is now needed due to poor weather conditions. I would ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government to extend the deadline beyond tomorrow to accommodate farmers who need additional time. This looming deadline is causing worry for farmers.
“Due to poor weather conditions farmers have not been able to spread slurry and we cannot risk panic spreading and damaging the land.
“We need the flexibility to ensure farmers have enough time beyond the current deadline.
“Those in the sector have repeatedly been hindered by factors beyond their control this year. Brexit, the beef crisis, and falling prices have been conditions of a very hard year so far. The least the Minister can do is grant an extension to help farmers during this time,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Tags: