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Category: Positions 08.06.2009

DECLARATION of the international congress of non-governmental agricultural organizations of new EU member states

DECLARATION of the international congress of non-governmental agricultural organizations of new EU member states taking place from June 1 to 2 2009 in Brno. We call for the equality of farmers in the European Union and ensuring the competitiveness of milk producers Generally, due to the “double-tracked” Common...

08.06.2009

Anniversary of the end of the European milk strike

One year after the European milk delivery strike in May/June 2008, the milk price is worse than ever. After initially positive signals from the politicians, in the end the demands made by the European Milk Board (EMB) failed to be met. The milk market crisis is coming to a head. Hamm, 05.06.09: One year ago, the downward...

04.06.2009

12.06.09: Update to French situation

The events of the dairy farmers from France Enclosed some information about the events of protest of the dairy farmers in France that took place last week : -  In Auvergne in Cantal Department, a dairy farm of the Lactalis Group is still blocked in Riom-ès-Montagnes. The situation is the subject of a lot of...

04.06.2009

News from France: 28 cents annual average price 2009

video in French Result milk price negotiations in France At about 22 o'clock was announced last night the result of the milk price negotiations between milk industry and milk organization of the French farmer's association. The annual average price is to be at 28 cent/litre. In the first three months of the year between 32...

29.05.2009

Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel guarantees: Milk is matter for the Chancellory

(Berlin, 05/29/09) In today´s talks with six lady dairy farmers among others the chancellor Angela Merkel guaranteed, that the milk issue will become matter for the Chancellory. The ongoing protests of the BDM dairy farmers and especially of the lady dairy farmers in front of the Chancellory seem to have driven Merkel to...

25.05.2009

More than 2000 dairy farmers haul European Ministers of Agriculture in Brussels into the reality of agriculture

Photos Videos of demonstration in Brussels more videos Brussels, 25.05.09: In a cowshed and yet in the heart of Brussels. Today more than 2000 farmers along with their cows from all over Europe gathered outside the EU Council building to call on the Ministers of Agriculture that were meeting there to put an end to the...

22.05.2009

France: protest go on for several days now

In France dairy farmers are protesting for several days now because of their anger concerning the non handling of the dramatic situation on the milkmarket by politicians, the retail and the dairy industry. There have been gatherings like in the  Bretagne in front of the chamber of commerce. And in Ile et Vilaine and...