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US News: Trade negotiations: Farmers demonstrate in front of supermarkets

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The 2020-21 edition of trade negotiations between farmers, agro-food industries and distributors ends Monday in a very tense climate

Illustration: Des producteurs d'oeufs bloquent l'accès d'un magasin Carrefour, à Rennes, le 25 février 2021. © Damien MEYER / AFP Illustration: Des egg producers block access to a Carrefour store in Rennes on February 25, 2021. MOBILIZATION - The 2020-21 edition of trade negotiations between farmers, food industries and distributors ends Monday in a climate very tense

Farmers demonstrated in front of supermarkets on the night of Friday to Saturday, in the home stretch of trade negotiations with distributors, according to the local press.

Slurry and tires were dumped in front of several supermarkets around Pau early this Saturday morning, according to the Republic of the Pyrenees. In Seine-Maritime, members of the Jeunes Agriculteurs and the FDSEA deployed banners in front of several hypermarkets and supermarkets, according to Tendance Ouest radio. Friday, south of Limoges, the Confédération paysanne, the FDSEA and the Young Farmers demonstrated in front of a Carrefour, according to France Bleu.

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 Trade negotiations: farmers ask Macron to be © AFP The President of the Republic visited a farm in Côte d'Or on Tuesday, while trade negotiations on the prices of food industry are particularly tense in the context of the health crisis. At the microphone of Europe 1, one of the managers of the farm visited by Emmanuel Macron said his hope that he would be "uncompromising" to protect farmers. Instead of a traditional visit to the agricultural fair, canceled because of Covid-19 , Emmanuel Macron went to a farm in Côte d'Or on Tuesday.

Local initiatives

These actions, which are not the result of a national slogan but of local initiatives, have punctuated the life of supermarkets for several weeks. The 2020-21 edition of trade negotiations between farmers, food industries and distributors comes to an end on Monday in a very tense climate. “The indicators are bright red in many sectors! ", Warned the majority agricultural union FNSEA on Thursday, which called for a demonstration on Wednesday in Clermont-Ferrand.

Farmers accuse supermarkets of lowering prices. The latter denounce the price increases requested by agro-industrialists (dairies, biscuits, cured meats, producers of canned food or prepared meals, etc.). Which, judged not very transparent on their margins, criticize in turn the distributors.

Biden's trade representative-designate defends US customs policy to date

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"If large-scale distribution, if manufacturers do not change, it is the farmers who will disappear," launched on Saturday on Europe 1 the Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie. "We are thinking about improving this law so that we stop this deterioration in value," said the minister, who is meeting producers this Saturday in Paris and is due to go to Seine-Maritime on Monday. "The hand of Parliament will not tremble and the law will be very clear on the subject," promised Julien Denormandie, without further details.

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