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Patsy McGlone 17th October 2017

McGlone Calls on Agriculture Department for Extension on Slurry Spreading Deadline

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has written to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs seeking clarification on the rules and deadline for spreading slurry given the recent wet weather.

Mr McGlone said, “A number of constituents have contacted me in recent days seeking help with interpreting the Agriculture Department’s guidelines on spreading slurry.

“A particular concern has been the rules on the extenuating circumstances for extending the deadline.

“I have now written to the Department asking for clarification on the rules and under what extenuating circumstances the deadline can be extended.

“Farmers are under increasing pressures and are operating with small margins.

“The wet weather we have seen recently has impacted on much of their work and increased flexibility by the Department would go a long way in helping farmers sustain their livelihoods.”

 

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