Local farmers’ groups meet minister

EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION: Local farmers' leaders, Maurice Walsh from Kilbehenny (ICMSA) and Anne Baker from Ballindangan (IFA), who met with Minister Charlie McConalogue in Corrin Event Centre, Fermoy last Friday. (Picture: John Ahern)

Delegations from both the IFA and ICMSA were at Corrin Event Centre (Corrin Livestock Mart) last Friday to meet Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Deputy Charlie McConalogue. 

Minister McConalogue addressed the gathering for over an hour, discussing a variety of issues, most notably, proposed changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (C.A.P.). 

While dairying is on the crest of a wave at the moment with exceptionally strong demand for milk, other sectors are not performing as well – a point touched on by Anne Baker, who heads up the IFA in north Cork. 

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