Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said a united voice is needed to support the North’s agri-food industry.

Speaking after attending a protest at Stormont today in support of farmers, Ms Anderson said;

“The agri-food industry in the North is highly regarded around the world with our farmers and growers producing first-class goods.

“It is the backbone of our economy and it must be supported.

“I have met many people involved in the sector and have raised their concerns with senior officials at the European Union.

“Farmers involved in this sector want to see a united voice coming from political parties supporting them and lobbying on their behalf at the European Commission.

“Our agri-food industry is too important to be allowed to be sacrificed on the altar of inter-unionist election rivalry.

“For our part Sinn Féin will continue to lobby on behalf of our agri-food industry to ensure they get the best deal possible.”