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Freight costs a 'major issue' for Manx farmers says MHK

DEFA minister confirms it's being looked at

Farmers and food producers need more help from government to help address the cost of bringing freight to and from the Isle of Man.

That’s the view of former National Farmers Union President and Ayre and Michael MHK Tim Johnston.

He's described it as a ‘major issue’:

He quizzed the environment, food and agriculture minister about plans to help farmers stay competitive during a Tynwald debate on the plan for the year ahead.

In response, Clare Barber said she recognised the cost challenge for both import and export of goods:

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