BREXIT AND CAP MAY POSE “DOUBLE THREAT” TO FAMILY FARMS, ‘BLAYNEY SEMINAR TOLD

16 November 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Patsy McArdle

The exit of Britain and the North from the European Union, and the implications for farmers from a revised EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), were described at a largely attended seminar in Co Monaghan last Friday, as creating a “double threat for the future of the family farm sector, on both sides of the Irish border.

The widely representative Future of Irish Farming seminar was organised by Midlands/North West Sinn Fein MEP Mr Matt Carthy and addressed by the leaders of different major farming organisations, including the Irish Farmers’ Association, the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association, the Irish Natural and Hill Farmers’ Association, Macra na Feirme, and…

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