Agriculture Minister, Karl Samuda, was fully entitled to benefit under the Mombasa grass programme as a dairy farmer.

That’s according to the Chairman of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, JDDB, Donald Elvey.

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On Tuesday, Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Dr. Dayton Campbell claimed the Minister used his position to have the Dairy Board establish a 15-acre demonstration plot of Mombasa dairy feeding grass on his personal property.

But Mr. Elvey says there’s no limit to what a farmer can get under the programme.

Meanwhile, Mr. Elvey says the introduction of the grass programme has led to an increase in milk production during times of drought.

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Mr. Elvey says the Dairy Board has planted 500 acres of grass on farms across the island at no cost to farmers. He says the Board plans to plant a further 1,000 acres.

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