The Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have joined forces to remind farmers, farm families and outdoor workers, of the importance of protecting their skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in Ireland with over 10,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year.
The Society and the IFA have a leaflet ‘Be Smart – Protect Your Skin on the Farm’ which is available online and will be distributed to farmers over the summer months. The leaflet contains useful information on how to protect your skin when outdoors.
The European Commission announced on Monday, July 18, 2016, that it will grant an additional €500m to help farmers tackle a long-lasting crisis linked to low prices, mainly in the dairy sector hit by the scrapping of production quotas and a Russian import ban on Western products. The Commission, the EU executive, presented the package at an EU Agriculture Council gathering of member states’ farm ministers.