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de Brún again calls for more support for the dairy sector

17 September, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has once again called for more support for the struggling dairy sector.

Today in Strasbourg MEPs adopted a resolution calling for more concrete action from the European Commission to help ease the burden on dairy farmers. Speaking from the parliament Ms de Brún said:

"The crux of the matter remains the huge discrepancy between what consumers are paying for dairy products and what the farmer is receiving for his produce. The longer this situation is allowed continue the deeper the problems in our dairy industry will grow."

"I have already raised this issue directly with the European Commission myself and now welcome the fact that the majority of MEPs are sending the Commission the same message." ENDS

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