The EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski will address the IFA National Council in the Irish Farm Centre next Monday (May 30th).
The EU Commissioner is visiting Ireland for the World Potato Congress and he will address the National Council in advance.
IFA President Tim Cullinan said next Monday’s meeting will be a timely opportunity to engage with the Commissioner on a range of issues impacting Irish farming.
“Food security is a crucial issue, particularly with the upheaval caused by the war in Ukraine and the massive spike in input costs. We will use this event to emphasise to Commissioner Wojciechowski that farmers have to be supported if they are to maintain production,” he said.
The discussion will also take in the next CAP and what is needed to develop the farming sector here.
Tim Cullinan said the ongoing Brexit talks around the Protocol would also be raised. “The UK market is very important for Irish farming and we will highlight this to the Commissioner. Trade flows have to move smoothly to avoid extra costs and fulfill contracts,” he said.