German Minister of Agriculture under pressure to act on milk crisis


On Thursday, 1. October a broad alliance of German organisations has published an open letter to German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt.

Together they are calling for a short-term reduction in the quantity of milk produced at EU level. “Rather don’t generate surpluses than storing them with the help of subsidies and pushing them into the global market.” They demand a fair compensation for those dairy farmers who reduce their milk production in the short term at EU level.

Amongst the signatories are BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany), Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft (Peasant Farmers Union), Demeter, Greenpeace, Kampagne Meine Landwirtschaft (My Agriculture), Slow Food Germany and Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft (Foundation on Future Farming).

Find the Verbände-Aufruf an Bundesminister Christian Schmidt here (in German).