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“We must support dairy farmers who are in a difficult situation, towards the cessation of activity. Particularly in the South West. It is our responsibility to talk about these subjects without taboo”declared the president of the FNSEA, Arnaud Rousseau, in the course of the General Assembly of the National Federation of Milk Producers organized in Paris, Tuesday March 19.

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Two days later, he took up this theme throughout a press convention devoted to the annual congress of the FNSEA, which is able to start Tuesday March 26 in Dunkirk. “Let us agree to say that the banks do not want to support certain profiles of farmers in difficulty. The State must provide assistance in stopping the activity”earlier than including “I will not use the word “social plan”, as a result of it has too many connotations”.

How many extra farms will disappear in France within the coming months? The hemorrhage ought to due to this fact proceed after we know that between 2010 and 2020 France misplaced almost 100,000 farms and now has lower than 389,000. The agricultural invoice, which have to be introduced on Friday March 29 to the Council of ministers, has, amongst its aims, the renewal of generations. In September 2023, the Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, as soon as once more reiterated the State's dedication to put in 150,000 new farmers inside ten years. This bold goal has since disappeared. As for the FNSEA, it’s campaigning for an enlargement of agricultural operations and a rise within the measurement of livestock, a assure of elevated productiveness in its eyes.

Disunited entrance

This topic will maybe be debated on the FNSEA congress in Dunkirk. This annual assembly will, in any case, be marked by two main themes, the outcomes of the weeks of mobilization on the bottom and the European elections. Without forgetting, implicitly, the difficulty of the elections to the chambers of agriculture, scheduled for January 2025, the chance for agricultural unions to measure their weight amongst farmers.

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“There is a context of high expectations. We invited all the representatives of the different union sections to report on the work carried out by the FNSEA after two and a half months of action on the ground”, explains Mr. Rousseau. Expectations are all the upper because the entrance just isn’t united. The union brings collectively very various realities and the calls for are very totally different from one sector to a different and generally contradictory. In addition, we keep in mind that the protest actions from the South-West had been expressed outdoors the union framework and that the FNSEA then needed to regain management to barter with the federal government.

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