Last week Northern Ireland Farm Groups which includes the Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association and Farmers For Action commenced meeting the politicians ahead of the election on the issue of legislation on farm gate prices for Northern Ireland.
Their first meeting was with Independent Claire Sugden. NI Farm Groups spokesperson Sean McAuley stated that Claire made very clear at election time last year that she was of a mind to take forward such legislation in Stormont when the time was right.
The legislation Bill has now got to draft stage and almost complete and Claire has re-endorsed her position ahead of the 2nd March election.
He added: “Her position is to be commended by rural dwellers and farming families, in that legislation on farm gate prices for Northern Ireland according to the Gosling Report, January 2016, would return 10-20,000 jobs across Northern Ireland and save Stormont £280million+ in welfare expenses and bring prosperity back to NI.”