Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Fianna Fáil T.D., Charlie McConalogue, today hosted a national Fianna Fáil Agriculture Policy Conference in Co. Westmeath to examine the future of our largest and most important indigenous export sector.
With the next decade set to be a defining one for agriculture and food, Minister McConalogue hosted.the conference which stepped through how key policy areas and trends will shape the agri-food sector. The Conference gave attendees the opportunity to feed into policy and discuss and debate the topical issues.
Commenting, Minister McConalogue said “Fianna Fáil is the party of farm families and during my term as Minister, I have championed our farm families. Today, together with Dáil and Seanad colleagues and party members nationally we met to discuss agriculture policy, what it means for farm families throughout Ireland and the future of farming in Ireland.”
Keynote speakers at the conference were Dr Kevin Hanrahan, Head of Rural Economy and Development Programme at Teagasc and Jim Woulfe, former CEO of Dairygold Co-operative. The panels discussed the Common Agriculture Policy and what it means for farm families and the future of farming and Ireland’s global reputation.