Minister Michael Creed, has confirmed that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will be opening a new information helpline specifically for farmers in dealing with their operations and potential challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Farmers have been identified as essential workers by the Government during this crisis and are essential in maintaining our food supply chain, yet they face many practical challenges in how they operate under current conditions. This new helpline aims to assist farmers in addressing these challenges and is contactable by phone at 076 106 4468 and will be open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.
The Department has also published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the Coronavirus /COVID 19 section of the Department’s website which can be found here.
To read the full press release issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine about the COVID-19 Information Line for Farmers, see here.