New farming organisation

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The Irish Natura and Hill Farmer Association (INHFA) are launching the Donegal branch of the organisation in the Mount Errigal Hotel this Thursday, March 5th at 8pm.

The meeting is also an information meeting for farmers on how the new GLAS ( Green Low-carbon Agri-environment Scheme) scheme will work in practice for commonage and other farmers.

The new farming organisation has been formed as a result of the success of the Hill Farmers for action group which was formed to campaign for changes in the GLAS scheme to make it accessible to all farmers.

A spokesman for the new organisation has said that farmers on marginal land farming in environmentally sensitive areas feel that they had nobody to represent them as the existing farm organisations had lost touch with the ordinary farmer. INFHA intend to continue with their campaign to ensure that these farmers are not left out again so that they can continue to be an integral part of rural communities.