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Brexit impact on agricultural funding examined

16 March 2016

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee discusses EU Common Agricultural Policy with leading members of the Ulster Farmers Union.

Witnesses

Wednesday 16 March 2016, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 9.45am

  • Wesley Aston, Chief Executive, Ulster Farmers' Union
  • Ian Marshall, President, Ulster Farmers' Union.

Background

Northern Ireland's farmers and other landowners received £349 million in EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments in 2013–14.

With 24,900 farms in Northern Ireland, employing 48,000 people, CAP funding is emerging as a key area of debate in the upcoming EU referendum.

With this in mind, next week the Committee will take evidence on the potential implications of Brexit for the farming industry in Northern Ireland.

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