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Minister 'destroying' agriculture claim MNFU

Thu, 14 Apr 2016

Brian Brumby
Brian Brumby

Farmers on the Isle of Man are not being listened to at a time when the industry is facing a "huge crisis".

That's the accusation from the Manx National Farmers Union which has launched a blistering attack on the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

The outburst comes after a consultation was launched to look at integrating farming and fisheries grant schemes - Minister Richard Ronan has been accused of "destroying" Manx agriculture.

Brian Brumby is the president of the MNFU - he says the department needs to realise it delivers much more than just "niche food products":

 

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