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OCTOBER 2018
Feature
www.irishfarmersmonthly.com
The impressive line-up of speakers at
the Agricultural Science Association
annual conference provided plenty of
noteworthy quotes. Here, we offer a
snapshot of some of the statements
made on the day.
Ted McKinney, US Under
Secretary for Trade and
Foreign Agricultural Affairs:
"US farmers would prefer to
operate without government
supports. Self-sufficiency
is the aim. But right now
that's not possible because of
farm supports in other
countries. We will not let
our farmers go bust."
"US farmers are behind
the President."
"Do not believe
everything you
read in the
media!"
Nicola Byrne, President,
Irish Exporters Association:
"Irish dairy is
unproductive. At farm
level Irish agriculture is
incredibly unproductive."
"Irish farmers receive
2 billion in subsidies
in return for exports
of 7 billion."
"Why China? We have established
markets and brands in Europe and
America. We have no experience
of China. We don't need to run off
halfway across the world to China."
Kevin Cahill, MD
Europe, OSI Group
:
"Ireland sets a European
and global standard
for meat production
through Origin Green."
Ted McKinney, United States Department of Agriculture Under
Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs delivered
the keynote address at the Agricultural Science Association
(ASA) annual conference `From Trade Wars to Consumer Trust.
Photo: Finbarr O'Rourke
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