8 Apr 2019, 14.20

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow to begin hearings on the future of the beef sector in the context of Food Wise 2025.

Representatives from the following organisations will appear before the Committee:

• Irish Farmers' Association (IFA);
• Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA);
• Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA);
• An Taisce.

Chair of the Committee, Pat Deering TD, said “Tomorrow’s meeting is the first in a series of hearings we have arranged on foot of a call for submissions on the future of the beef sector in the context of Food Wise 2025. Foodwise 2025 aims to ensure that environmental protection and economic competitiveness are equal and complementary. As such, the Committee is keen to hear from organisations who will be affected by any proposed changes to how beef is produced. It is vital that farmers are protected as we take greater care in how food is produced.”

The meeting will begin at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House

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