The Government needs to wake up and see the amazing contribution the agriculture sector makes to Irish life.
That's the view of the Irish Farmers Association who say they are extremely disappointed with the emissions deal reached yesterday between the Government parties.
Under the Plan, the agriculture sector will have to reduce carbon emissions by an extra 25 per cent by the end of the decade, lower than the 30 per cent maximum.
Longford IFA Chair Gavin White says the target is going to have a detrimental effect on the food producing sector:
It's disappointing to say the least, 25 percent is higher than what we wanted at 22 percent.
It's put forward by the government with no roadmap on how were going to achieve it
It'll have a detrimental effect on farmer and the food exports of 13 billion every year
I think we're being targeted heavy for the production we have and for our contribution for the Irish economy