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IThey don't take off. As the beginning of the Agricultural Show approaches, this Saturday, February 24, in Paris, farmers are maintaining the strain. The actions proceed regardless of the bulletins of Gabriel Attal, who gave a progress replace Wednesday morning on the guarantees made in latest weeks, earlier than asserting measures on pesticides and the strengthening of the Egalim legislation.

The A62 motorway, between Agen and Montauban, was nonetheless blocked Wednesday afternoon by farmers. “If we are here, it is because we have not been heard,” stated a farmer current on the highway. At the identical time, earth was dumped in entrance of the Ille-et-Vilaine prefecture, in Rennes, to demand “real announcements”.

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Lactalis headquarters taken over by demonstrators

Hundreds of demonstrators entered the Lactalis headquarters in Laval on Wednesday, February 21, on the name of the Confédération paysanne. The farmers, helped by two tractors, took over the reception corridor of the headquarters of the dairy trade large with the concept of ​​spending the evening there.

Armed with “Lactalis kills” indicators, the demonstrators lined the premises with posters expressing “Our profession has a price. Lactalis, return the money hidden in tax havens” to denounce the practices of the industrialist and demand higher remuneration for breeders.

“Lactalis is the world number one milk producer which is not capable of paying its producers correctly,” stated Laurence Marandola, nationwide spokesperson for the Confédération Paysanne, accusing Lactalis of “enslaving practices”.

The demonstrators have been lastly evacuated by the police within the night. In a press launch, the group “deplored the conditions in which this mobilization took place”.

A Leclerc logistics platform blocked close to Lyon

The day after Gabriel Attal spoke, farmers proceed to mobilize within the Rhône. Around thirty of them notably blocked a Leclerc logistics platform in Villette-d'Anthon with tractors.

“We continue on our path of progress, but today we are not at the end of our battle,” signifies Élise Michallet, common secretary of the FDSEA du Rhône, chatting with BFMTV.

Sites of the large Avril and LDC focused by Greenpeace activists

The agri-food teams Avril and LDC have been focused by Greenpeace activists this Thursday morning. In Bruz (Ille-et-Vilaine), the Avril emblem plaques have been unbolted and changed by a banner “Avril se gorge = exploited farmers”.

“Today, we are asking the government to set a clear course on the ecological transition. For that, we must tackle head-on the issue of income inequalities which is expressed by this anger in the agricultural world,” stated Ariane Malleret, Greenpeace France agriculture campaigner.

READ ALSO Angry farmers: Emmanuel Macron going through the hazard of half-measuresIn Sablé-sur-Sarthe, it was the LDC group, which markets the Loué, Le Gaulois and Maître Coq manufacturers, which was focused by the demonstrators. The emblem was, once more, changed by a banner emphasizing “LDC is gorging itself, guilty agribusiness”.

Leclerc, Bayer and Lactalis have been additionally focused by Greenpeace actions, the affiliation signifies on its X account.

In this context of agricultural disaster, marked by important mobilizations, Emmanuel Macron is eagerly awaited on the Agricultural Show. The President of the Republic can even maintain a significant debate there with farmers. An unprecedented second of trade on this context, which had been skilled following the Yellow Vest disaster.