Farmers for Action plan major protest

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Farming families from Ballymena and Antrim have been urged to take part in a major protest outside EU offices in Belfast.

Farmers For Action UK NI are planning the protest for Monday, August 24 at 12 noon.

A statement for FFA read: “This protest welcomes all farming families involved in producing beef, lamb, cereals, vegetables, milk, chicken and pork.

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“On the day they should bring along landrovers / jeeps and trailers, tractors, etc.

“The Steering Committee of FFA say that the EU has a lot to answer for over the last two decades. In short their policies have been increasingly moulded by the influence in Brussels of large corporate food retailers, large corporate food wholesalers and to a lesser extent large corporate food processors.

“This protest will highlight this intolerable high-level lobbying and furthermore will serve to hold the EU to account on financial safety nets promised to EU rural dwellers and not delivered.

“Tell your neighbours / friends and keep watching press and social media for further details in the run up to the protest. We need your help.”