Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1393)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony


1393. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if funding is still available for the weather crop-related loss scheme; the number of applications made to date; the number of applications that have been successful; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35436/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The 2017 Weather Related Crop Loss Support Measure was introduced in response to the period of protracted wet weather in September 2016. The measure provided financial assistance to farmers in approved cases as a contribution towards the direct losses arising from damage to certain eligible crops. The closing date for the scheme was 25 August 2017.

A total of 167 applications for support were received in the Department. To date payments totalling €406,878.30 have issued to 90 applicants.