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COVID-19 support scheme for Ireland’s potato sector now open

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is notifying members that the coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Scheme for the potato sector has opened for applications.

Farming Life quotes UFU potato committee chair Robert Sibbett Jnr: “The opening of the COVID-19 support scheme for potato growers will be well received among our members. Like all farmers across Northern Ireland, they have been hit hard by the pandemic due to market disruptions.

“This is positive news at a time when our growers have been battling against the elements that are out of their control, and the scheme will provide the support they need to help stabilise and sustain their farm businesses.

The scheme is targeted at potato producers who specialise in supplying potatoes for processing to meet food service and hospitality industry needs, and incurred loss due to the closure of these markets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Farming Life. Full report and contact details here
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