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UNESCO status could be at risk says farming union

Mon, 18 Apr 2016


The Isle of Man's UNESCO status could be at risk if farmers aren't given more support.

That's the message from the Manx National Farmers Union which is warning the countryside could change forever.

Last week the union launched a damning attack on the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture saying it isn't listening to famers when the industry is in "crisis".

The Island has become the first entire jurisdiction in the world to be granted the United Nations accreditation - MNFU president Brian Brumby says if farmers go out of business that could be in doubt:

 

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