Policy

Agriculture minister urged to secure sector’s future post-Brexit

Northern Ireland’s agricultural sector is in danger of falling off a cliff unless plans are developed to replace lost EU subsidies, the Assembly has been told.

A joint Opposition Day motion tabled by the Ulster Unionists and SDLP demanded ministerial action to secure the long-term sustainability of the industry post-Brexit.

The parties noted that 70% of EU funding in the region benefitted the farming and rural sectors, the majority under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone called on Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen to draw up a detailed strategy.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

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