Wednesday July 8, 2020

IFA expresses ‘relief’ at programme for government

Farmers’ body pleased that document contains neither herd reduction requirement nor ban on live exports to non-EU countries

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

23rd June, 2020
Farmers had feared that the programme for government would detail plans for a reduction in the size of the national herd but this has not been included in the document

The Irish Farmers’ Association has expressed “relief” at the plans for agriculture in the proposed programme for government.

Fears had been expressed by farmers during the negotiations that the final document could require a reduction in the size of the national herd, or a ban on live exports of cattle to non-EU countries, which farmers regard as a vital support for beef prices.

Neither of these have been included in the document,...

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