"Our £6 million Weather Aid scheme has now received some 958 requests for funding.
"The expert group will begin considering the numerous and varied applications today. It is important that the group prioritises those farmers who were hardest hit - taking into account EU state aid rules and I look forward to hearing its funding decisions in due course.”
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