Irish Farmers Attack EU Farming Policy

EU - The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association has hit out at the EU for what it sees as a double attack on European farming.
calendar icon 27 May 2011
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Deputy President of ICMSA, John Comer, said the deregulation was abandonning the industry to the whims of the giant retailers, according to a report in the Offaly Express.

He said that at the same time farmers were being over regulated by the EU.

Mr Comer was speaking to a demonstration of farmers staged by the European Milk Board outside the European Parliament in Brussels.

The ICMSA Deputy President said that legislation currently before the European Parliament, and which will be dealt with later before the Council of Ministers, will mean the effective deregulation of the vitally important European dairy sector as the quotas setting out production limits are phased-out, according to the report.

Every single commentator accepted that this deregulation through quota abolition will lead to massive and chaotic price volatility both for farmers and consumers, he said.

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