South Tipp farmers urged to support Day of Action next Tuesday

South Tipperary IFA Chairman George Mason has called on all farmers to support the IFA ‘Day of Action’ on Tuesday next, October 9.

South Tipperary IFA Chairman George Mason has called on all farmers to support the IFA ‘Day of Action’ on Tuesday next, October 9.

Mr. Mason said the EU Commission proposals on the reform of the CAP was totally unacceptable in Tipperary as they decimate the income of thousand of the most productive farmers and slash the Rural Development funding that is so critical to vulnerable sectors.

Mr. Mason said the Day of Action in Dublin on October 9 - ‘Fight for the Future of Farming’ - will highlight the escalating cost/prize squeeze on farm incomes and send a clear message to the Government on the need to defend the full CAP Budget in Europe and retain National Funding for income-related farm scheme

The South Tipperary IFA Chairman said the value of Agriculture outputs in Tipperary is over €753m. However the sector will not be able to reach its growth potential if farm incomes are not defended at home and in Brussels.