DAS Payment Delay Adds to Financial Pressure on Farm Families

 

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) said delays in Disadvantaged Area Scheme (DAS) payments are putting farm families under pressure.

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ICSA Rural Development Chairman John Barron said:

“This is a time of year when many farm bills fall due to be paid in the normal course of business but in the first half of this year farmers had the added burden of buying in extra feed as a result of the fodder shortage and the cost of that is really being felt now.  Many farmers would be depending on the prompt payment of DAS monies to sustain their cashflow and any unnecessary delay on the payments can cause serious disruption”.

“I would call on the Minister and his officials to ensure that every farmer whose DAS application has been cleared gets paid as soon as possible.  There is enough pressure on farm families without unnecessary delays in these crucial payments.”

(Source – Donegal Now – 06/10/2013)

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