Speaking to farmers while on the campaign trail, independent election candidate and Mayo farmer, Gerry Loftus, said that farmers’ main concerns are currently about climate change, the next CAP and prices.
"Cattle were the same price forty years ago and one man said as he stressed that the cost of everything has increased dramatically," Loftus explained.
At the Mayo-Sligo Mart he told farmers that the west of Ireland is unique because of its land-type and that we must look for special status for the region. "We have the most valuable land in the world for carbon sequestration but politicians want our land to write off carbon emissions from industry."
Concluding, Loftus called for the formation of a western alliance of independents from Donegal to Kerry.