The ICMSA President, John Comer, said that while the extension is welcome, the overall response is still falling well short of what is required. Mr Comer pointed out that during a previous fodder crisis in 1999 the then-Government allocated €10 million to a fodder scheme to remedy a situation that was less serious and of a considerably shorter duration than the current crisis. Mr Comer urged the Minister and his team to look at all options – including an interest-free loan – to those worst affected with repayment schedules that were flexible and realistic to meet the massive feed bills incurred.
Ends 10 May 2013.
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