Motion: Farming Motion
Council Meeting - 6th December 2022
That this Council continues to recognise the vital contribution farming makes to rural economy and that our local farming industry is under unprecedented attack due to both local and global sources.
This Council calls on the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to invest in local farmers by making additional funding available to help them deal with the current cost of living crisis and the uncertainties created by Brexit and other global pressures.
We also call on the Prime Minister to guarantee the Farming Industry and Rural Communities at least the same level of funding that was provided by the EU preBrexit in the form of the Basic Area Payment and the Rural Development Programme.
We call for additional financial assistance to fund bio-security and environmental initiatives to address the climate change crisis.
Further this Council will continue to highlight all the positive aspects a thriving farming industry brings to the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area.
Proposed by: Proposed by Councillor Swift and seconded by Councillor Buchanan Supported by Councillors J Coyle, Deehan, Feely, Gannon, Greene, McCaffrey, Rainey MBE and Robinson