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Not long after this…

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An update from September 30 that I had missed!

So, Kurti’s government gambled that tit-for-tat would pay off, and it did. They have an agreement on the tag issue… but maybe the hope was that it could lead to other agreements later? Here’s hoping.

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Farm prices crisis meeting

The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) said on Wednesday that farm yields have fallen to “catastrophic” levels in some parts of the country, and over all, production costs for fertiliser, animal feed and energy have all risen rapidly and unpredictably during the past year, significantly increasing production costs.

In addition, the drought brought about by Finland’s unusually warm summer has reduced yields across the country.

The farmer’s union paper Maaseudun Tulevaisuus reports that according to calculations by MTK, a 10 percent increase in production costs, combined with fixed purchasing agreements, has cut incomes in the sector by one-fifth.

The paper further reports that Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä (Cen) has now announced that he is convening a “crisis meeting” on Friday of representatives of agricultural producers, trade and industry to examine agricultural production profitability.

Maaseudun Tulevaisuus says pork producers are right now the hardest hit as feed costs have risen sharply, consumption has fallen and production continues to rise.

All of the country’s major retail food trade groups, the K and S groups and Lidl have been invited to Friday’s talks to look at producers’ profitability and how domestic food production can be sustained.

Present purchases do not currently allow for price changes during the contract period. Primary producers have direct sale contracts for vegetables only, other products are usually sold through wholesale operations.

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EU truck drivers laugh in polish

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But also…why can’t they give this to schoolchildren and the homeless, and allow the farmers a little compensation?

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Because they can’t get it from the farm to the dairy to be made safe to drink and bottle and sent out to the schoolchildren and homeless, and even if they could, there aren’t any trucks to take it from the dairy to the schools.

That’s what happens when you petulantly expel what turns out to be most of your workforce.

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work frustration GIF

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Well, sort of.

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This is why most people in Northern Ireland support the NI protocol (as leaving for he EU was imposed on them), without it, they can’t sell their milk.

Killing farming in NI wouldn’t matter a fuck to the Tories of course as long as the English papers could spin it.

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Vice-Chancellor and Greens leader Werner Kogler argued that Kurz was “no longer fit for office”

He never was, the odious little far-right normalising shit

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