Carthy meets INHFA on issues of concern to Farming community
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy met with representatives of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association at the organisation’s headquarters in in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo on Monday.
Sinn Féin’s Dáil spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Kenny TD also attended the meeting which discussed a range of issues including the review of the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme, EU Greening payments, the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Brexit, delayed farm payments and the negative implications for many farmers of current government and EU forestry policy.
Speaking afterwards Matt Carthy said:
"This was another constructive engagement with INHFA representatives who are doing very valuable work on behalf of the farmers they represent.
“Martin Kenny and I were able to a report on how issues of concern were being pursued at Dáil and EU level and we listened to the experience of natura and hill farmers and the constructive ideas and proposals from the INHFA.
“Peripheral and small farmers are vital to the health of rural Ireland and Sinn Féin will continue to fight to advance their interests at national and European level.”