UFU calls on agri-food industry to attend Stormont demonstration

UFU leaders Barclay Bell and Ian Marshall at Stormont ahead of Friday's protest over a slump in prices that has put some farmers close to bankruptcy. Picture: Cliff Donaldson
UFU leaders Barclay Bell and Ian Marshall at Stormont ahead of Friday's protest over a slump in prices that has put some farmers close to bankruptcy. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

UFU president Ian Marshall is calling on the entire agri-food industry to attend a major demonstration which will be held at Stormont tomorrow (Friday, September 4).

He says the aim of the protest is to help send a very clear message to the European Commission, ahead of an emergency meeting of the Agriculture Council, that the entire economy, and not only farmers, need it to accept the seriousness of the position facing all parts of the local farming and food industry.

The demonstration will be held at Stormont at 1pm on Friday 4 September. It will attract farmers, food processors and others concerned about the future of the agri-food sector because of a lack of profitability along the food supply chain.