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Longford-Westmeath Deputy, Willie Penrose, has been appointed Labour spokesperson for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Rural Affairs, and Social Protection.
In his budget day speech, Minister Michael Noonan recognised the significant role played by the farming and agri-food sector in Ireland’s economic recovery. This important sector employs approximately 169,000 people across the country and its produce is one of Ireland’s top 10 exported commodities.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the party’s new agriculture policy will ensure that farmers are given a fair deal when it comes to pricing and farm profitability. The strategy, “Securing fair process and increased profitability for farmers,” demonstrates Fianna Fáil’s commitment to family farming and seeks to protect the viability of these important businesses.