Speaking after the meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue this evening, IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the Minister came to tonight’s meeting with no proposals.
“We didn’t see any specific proposals required to increase our capacity to produce food. We need real Government action on the price fuel, fertiliser and feed,” he said.
He said farmers will play their part in any national effort, but the crushing impact of rising input prices has to be addressed.
“At our AGM in January, I called on the Minister to pull the sector together to set up a task force on inputs. While the Minister has belatedly done this, he needs to come forward with concrete funded proposals,” he said.