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17/09/2021

Eamon Scanlon insists Fianna Fáil are committed to supporting farmers

Eamon Scanlon insists Fianna Fáil are committed to supporting farmers

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Eamon Scanlon, says he is committed to ensuring farmers have every opportunity to export their produce and receive a fair price for their cattle.

He commented, “Fianna Fáil remain fully behind our farming community. If elected to government we will defend CAP funding, ensure sustainable farm incomes and are committed to a suckler cow payment of €200.

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“This pales into comparison of other parties, including Sinn Fein who have done nothing to protect farmers in Ireland. Their record in the European Parliament includes voting against trade deals, including voting against the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the EU Directive to prohibit unfair trading practices and strengthening the position of farmers in the food supply chain, and they opposed the EU-Singapore trade deal.

“It is clear they are anti-trade, anti-export, and bad for farming,” said Deputy Scanlon.

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