NFU Plans Single Farm Payment Rally

by 5m Editor
3 April 2006, at 12:00am

UK - NFU East Midlands is calling on farmers in the region to join a single farm payment rally in Leicestershire next week. The demonstration will take place at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market on Tuesday 11 April at 10.00am. NFU&#39;s East Midland’s regional director, Jack Ward, said: &quot;Feeling is running high in the region and we felt that a demonstration of farmers&#39; anger and frustration would show the government just how badly its failure to deliver the payments on time is hitting the industry. “It&#39;s not just farming businesses that are suffering because of the government&#39;s incompetence, but the whole rural economy is feeling the knock-on effects, too.” &quot;Discussions with suppliers across the region have shown that the situation for many farmers is reaching crisis point,&quot; said Mr Ward.“These companies are finding that outstanding bills just cannot be paid.” <i>Source: FWi</i>

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