Tillage farmers in need of ‘urgent assistance’ in face of climate change

Micheál Martin says there is ‘real angst and concern’ in the farming community amid inordinate levels of rainfall

Micheál Martin: The Tánaiste and minister for foreign affairs said he was “beginning to think” that there needed to be “discrete polices” in addition to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in order to support farmers and the rural community. Picture: Conor McCabe

Tillage farmers are in need “urgent assistance” and “discrete policies” to help them in the face of climate change, Micheál Martin has said.

The Fianna Fáil leader said there was “real angst and concern” in the farming community driven by the changing weather patterns.

“It’s a crisis within tillage and suddenly it’s becoming very clear to us the impact of climate change on food production,” he told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics.

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