VIDEO – After a meeting between Xavier Beulin, FNSEA President, and Manuel Valls, the latter announced an immediate reduction in expenses of seven points. The agricultural organization has however refused to apperler to stop the mobilizations.
ads to appease the spirits. After meeting in early afternoon Xavier Beulin, the FNSEA President, Manuel Valls announced an immediate reduction in expenses of seven points, from 45 to 38%, and a “white social year” for all farmers with very low incomes generated in 2015. This measure is expected to cost 500 million euros to the state. This partly meets the requirements of farmers, who demanded a decrease of ten points. The Prime Minister also asked the representatives of farmers “to stop the demonstrations.”
Xavier Beulin, president of the FNSEA, called on farmers quiet reserving a positive reception to national measures but refused to call for an end to the protests because it is still necessary, he said, that Europe act and that trade negotiations which will end on February 29 result in fair prices.
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This decision echoes the mobilization of farmers?. “One thing is certain, the mobilisations of recent weeks do move the lines. It must be good, “said Tuesday the agricultural officials Ile-et-Vilaine. Month farmers multiply actions in France, mainly in Britain. In this region, we lost count of the roadblocks that sometimes taking several days, with a lot of lights and various spills tons of manure and waste that has already caused nearly four million in damage, according the regional prefecture
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a protest escalates Rennes
After meeting Tuesday before the payment service agency (ASP) in Montreuil, near Paris, to protest against the excessive number of standards required for obtaining grants, farmers and continued movement in Rennes. At the call of FRSEA (Regional Federation of Farmers’ Unions) and JA (Young Farmers) of Brittany, the Breton farmers, reinforced by those of the Channel and Mayenne, were invited to “take possession” of Rennes device aboard their tractors in the late morning on Wednesday. Hundreds of farm equipment and demonstrators were present.
Patrick Strzoda, Prefect of the Brittany region, met with farm leaders who “have taken very firm commitment to stay on the ring road,” without attempt to block the entrances to the city, “and to commit no degradation,” he told AFP. Wasted effort. Incidents marred the event, some of them spilling rubble at the entrance to the prefecture, the police doing their side use tear gas and questioning a person. Local farmers have also said they would continue the blockades as their colleague has not been released.
out of the logic of falling prices
For organizers, who wanted to make this great event “a showcase of distress in the agricultural world,” the goal is clear: to keep pressure on the state and supermarkets. “While trade negotiations between distributors and processors coming to an end and the government begins to sing his usual promises, do not give in to the lullaby of the State and of supermarkets and hypermarkets (GMS) looking to fall asleep” , said Tuesday in a statement the presidents of the FDSEA (departmental Federation of farmers’ unions) and JA of Ille-et-Vilaine. Some 70 tractors have also converged this morning in Roques-sur-Garonne, near Toulouse, and dumped manure, tires and straw. “Le Foll, panics up, things go wrong in the country!” Proclaimed a banner hung on the back of a tractor demand action from the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll. “A cigarette = 35 cents; a liter of milk = 28 cents: looking error, “could be read on another banner
The farmers, causing many blockages of central purchasing and stores these. recent days, asking the GMS to get out of the logic of falling prices to enable producers to recover margins. State, they want it to work simplification standards, to lower expenses, but also to the lifting of the Russian ban or labeling on the origin of products, as recalled Monday the head of the FNSEA (national Federation of farmers’ unions) Xavier Beulin, while gathered in Brussels the European Ministers of Agriculture.
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