On the night of Tuesday, August 18, more than 600 dairy farmers with about 600 tractors protested at Liege, Belgium regional airport with blockades against various companies. According to a report by Grenzecho, these companies are symbolic of the poorly directed, solely profit-driven policy. Belgian farmers are suffering the consequences of over production and used this action to highlight the large volume of foreign imports. News agency Belga reported that the police used tear gas as the farmers tried to force their way into the company buildings.
The European Milk Board calls for a European Union that acts in favour of the common good and well-being of its citizens and shows solidarity while upholding peace and harmony. EU agricultural policy cannot be used as a tool to pit European producers against each other! […]
In the third in our milk crisis and farm income debate series, Alan Matthews suggests that supply management is not the way to improve price and income. […]