North Antrim MLA Robin Swann has called on the entire community to rally behind the constituency’s farming industry by attending the forthcoming annual agricultural shows in Ballymena and Ballymoney.
Mr Swann said: “I call on the North Antrim community to rally behind the constituency’s hard-pressed farming sector by supporting the forthcoming Ballymena and Ballymoney agricultural shows.
“For the past number of years, our agricultural sector in the Province has taken a financial battering from the effects of the BSE crisis, Foot and Mouth Disease, and ever-challenging regulations from the European Parliament.
“These events have placed numerous burdens on our agricultural sector in North Antrim with many farmers facing severe financial hardships.
“However, there is one way in which everyone in the constituency can rally behind our farming families and that is by making a point of attending the two big agricultural shows at Ballymena and Ballymoney.”