Martin Kenny calls for planting flexibility


Martin Kenny calls for planting flexibility from GLAS due to shortages in hedgerow samples.

Martin Kenny calls for planting flexibility

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Martin Kenny calls for planting flexibility from GLAS due to shortages in hedgerow samples.

Martin Kenny TD is the official agriculture spokesman for the Sinn Féin party. He yesterday called upon minister for agriculture, Michael Creed TD, to extend the period of planting under the GLAS scheme in which farmers are allowed to complete planting and coppicing of trees and hedgerows.
Deputy Kenny said:
“Farmers are having difficulty finding sufficient hedges and trees to fulfil their GLAS planting requirements.
Kenny also added “I have no doubt that suppliers are doing their utmost to meet the needs of farmers at this time, but I am calling for some flexibility on the minister’s part to allow GLAS participants time to complete their planting.”
Under the scheme all planting of hedgerows and Grove or native trees are to be completed by the already passed deadline of March 31st.

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