Potato growers Northern Ireland to receive Covid-19 financial aid

Source: Fresh Plaza

Potato growers from Northern Ireland whose incomes have been directly impacted by the pandemic will be eligible for financial aid. The support package will contribute towards the verifiable losses incurred by farmers and growers during periods of lockdown, and will help to address the cash flow difficulties and financial impact of losing valuable markets.

According to a Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) online update, more details of the scheme will be announced later this month.

Farminguk.com reports that over 11,500 farmers in Northern Ireland have already benefited from £23.5m made available by DAERA as a contribution to offset the losses incurred by the pandemic.