Covid-19: Additional Support For Dairy Farmers

Glad to hear of the new funding being made available to support dairy farmers through coronavirus. 

Eligible dairy farmers who have lost more than 25% of their income over April and May due to coronavirus disruptions will be eligible to access this funding for those qualifying months, with no cap set on the number of farmers who can receive this support or on the total funding available.

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the dairy industry has faced challenges of excess milk, falling prices, and reduced demand from the hospitality sector. Throughout this period I have been meeting with the NFU and affected constituents, flagging their concerns directly with Environment Secretary George Eustice. 

This support will give the farmers in the greatest need the financial assurance to ensure they can remain operational, sustain production capacity and continue to meet animal welfare demands at this time.

More information on this funding will be made available here