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Bord Bia under fire on its new 'green deal' for farm production

Beef and tillage farmers claim 'sustainability platform' plan won't deliver on prices

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Edmund Graham

Edmund Graham

Edmund Graham

Bord Bia's proposed Farm Sustainability Platform will add nothing to beef and tillage farmer incomes, farm organisations have claimed.

ICSA beef chairman Edmund Graham said farmers will not co-operate with the initiative until beef prices get back up to a viable level of over €4/kg.

Reports of a farm climate credit scheme as part of the Bord Bia initiative would mean more bureaucracy for farmers without any extra income, he said.