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Farmers’ protest in Farsala – They blockaded the town with a tractor – Video

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Farmers are calling for a package of support measures, including lower energy costs, the complete abolition of the readjustment clause and the universal provision of tax-free agricultural oil.

Tractor flooded the center of Farsala on Monday morning, by protesting farmers who are asking the government for immediate support measures due to the energy problem, but also the significant drop in the sale prices of the products they produce.

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“The problem is real and it is a problem of survival. The government should bend over the problems of farmers and breeders and provide solutions to the institutional and not only problems that concern the sector.

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Her explosive combination increase in production costs with the reduced price of some agricultural products is what does not allow us to cultivate next year as well” said the press officer of the United Federation of Agricultural Associations of Larissa Prefecture Sokratis Aleiftiras.

For his part, the vice-president of EOASNL Christos Adamopoulos said, among other things, that “unfortunately we have a huge production cost, while the prices of our products are falling. Especially in cotton at the moment we have lost 50% of its original price. We are talking about outrageous things.”

Farmers are asking package of support measuresamong which are the reduction of energy costs, the complete abolition of the readjustment clause and the universal provision of tax-free agricultural oil.

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