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Union says time isn't right for investigation into Manx agriculture

The general secretary of the Manx National Farmers’ Union says she’d question whether now is the ideal time for a Tynwald investigation into agriculture.

Earlier this week, Michael MHK Alf Cannan said he’d ask for a select committee probe after talking to farmers about problems facing the industry.

But Belinda Leach says most farmers are too busy to give evidence in spring – particularly after recent snow and also months of heavy rain.

She says discussions could take place in future, but now isn’t the time:

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