Thursday, 3 February 2022
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
471. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expected timeline on the proposed payment to a group of farmers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5520/22]
I am committed to helping the Forgotten farmers cohort.
The Programme for Government ‘Our Shared Future’ contains a commitment to seek to resolve the issue of support for the category of farmers known as Forgotten Farmers.
I have asked officials in my Department to examine options to address the issue of forgotten farmers both through the next CAP and also through other measures to support this group.
I am committed to helping this cohort of farmers and I will bring forward proposals in the time ahead.