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Farmers must report damage to RADA by tomorrow

Thursday, November 01, 2012 | 8:48 AM    

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MINISTER of State for Agriculture and Fisheries Ian Hayles is advising all farmers who have suffered losses as a result of the recent passing of Hurricane Sandy to make a report to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) by tomorrow in order to be considered for assistance.

“I am saying to all the farmers across the country, ensure that by the end of this week you make all the necessary reports to the RADA office. It is very important if you want to go back early into production,” he stated.

He was addressing a press conference at the RADA office in Claremont, St Ann yesterday prior to touring the parish.

 Preliminary figures are showing estimated damage of $2 billion to the agricultural sector as a result of the hurricane. RADA and several other agencies are now conducting assessments to decide how best to channel available assistance to the farming community.

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