Written answers

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Weather Events

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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238. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of compensation for a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12035/22]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The Department monitors the impact of weather on agriculture and farming both nationally and regionally on an ongoing basis and is aware of the areas potentially affected in Wexford. I understand that the damage caused to farm land in the south Wexford region as a result of the flooding that was experienced on Christmas Day has been localised.

As the Deputy is aware, the flooding created significant local challenging conditions, in particular, to local road networks, land and farms adjacent to rivers.  However, water levels receded considerably and quickly since the flooding occurred on Christmas Day lessening the effect on crops.

There are a number of specific supports that my Department operates for the tillage sector, these include TAMS investment support for tillage farms, whilst almost 19% or almost €1.5m of support under the Straw Incorporation Scheme was expended in Wexford.

My Department is monitoring the situation closely.


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