Clare IFA Calling On Election Candidates To Outline Farming Policy Stance In Public Survey

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The Clare branch of the Irish Farmers Association is urging local and European election candidates to outline their stance on farming policies in an online survey, where the results can be viewed by the public.

Local candidates will be asked if they’re in favour of a reformed planning system, actively farmed lands being exempt from Residential Zoned Land Tax, a Roadside Ash Dieback Scheme, new farm inspection protocols and increased investment in rural infrastructure.

While European candidates will have to declare their views on increased CAP payments, Over-regulation, the Nitrates Derogation and environmental fairness.

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Clare IFA Chair Stephen Walsh says political support for farmers has never been more important.

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