Friday September 18, 2020

Creed: farmers need fairer prices and ‘a decent living’

Ban on supermarket ‘hello money’ as new minister sets out to tackle falling farm incomes

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd May, 2016
New agriculture minister Michael Creed spent the last year out in the cold: he says he is eternally grateful to Enda Kenny Picture: Fergal Phillips

New agriculture minister Michael Creed has pledged to work to get fairer prices for farmers from factories and supermarkets.

And he insisted that farmers will be able to increase production without breaching climate change targets.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Creed said his biggest challenge on taking office was to boost declining farm incomes.

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