Dairy farmers visit European Parliament in Brussels
'Unless you come to the European Parliament, it's hard to understand how it works. We got a chance to discuss some of the challenges facing the agricultural sector, and I think the group enjoyed it which is the most important thing,' said Mr Kelly of the farmer's visit.
The group of farmers, who meet once a month in Kerry to discuss farm business, got a chance to air their views with European Union officials on a number of key issues such as the phasing out of the Single Farm Payment and milk quotas, competition from major multiples and over-regulation.
Farmer John O'Connor from Farranfore said 'it was great to be shown around the EU institutions by Seán Kelly and see how the whole system operates, it was a very positive experience for us all, and I think Seán is really finding his feet as an MEP.'
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