Further blow for beef farmers as Macron backs Mercosur deal

Macron says 'good' EU-Mercosur trade deal meets French demands

French President Emmanuel Macron talks with a breeder as he visits the International Agriculture Fair (Salon de l'Agriculture) at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France, February 23, 2019. Julien De Rosa/Pool via Reuters

Ciaran Moran

Irish beef farmers reeling after the EU signed a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur group of South American countries suffered another blow as French President Emmanuel Macron backed the deal.