Thursday 19 January 2017

Farmers may feel let down, but they still need the IFA

Published 28/11/2015 | 02:30

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith who resigned after 25 years amid controversy over pay
Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith who resigned after 25 years amid controversy over pay

I am writing to you with regard to the ludicrous and shocking revelations of the IFA over the past week and I wish to appeal to the farming community.

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The IFA was a unique organisation, in that farmers put their trust, as well as their money, into this organisation, especially when they could least afford it.

Being a mart manager, a common remark around the ringside this past week is that, in 2013, when farmers suffered badly and could not afford to feed their stock, the top men that claimed to feel their suffering at the time, were in fact creaming the milk.

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