"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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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
A machete and an air rifle were among the items stolen
Severe frost overnight with risk of ice, snow showers in far west. Plenty of sunshine on Monday