Grassroots settlements with 20,000 signatures have raised the temperature. This year’s agricultural negotiations are underway.
-We think the demand for currency is more offensive than in the past. I think this is positive, Sven Martin Håland said.
Figecho Farmer is one of the five farmers behind it
The national grassroots uprising, numbered “bondeopprør 21”. Now, there are more than 20,000 signatures related to signature activities. The main requirement for the insurgents is that farmers must have an economy that enables them to produce safe Norwegian food. They said, “It’s not like that now.”
Holland has no comment on the need for funds, which was submitted by the Norwegian Farmers Association and the Norwegian Farmers and Small Farmers Association to the state on Tuesday. This is the first episode of this year’s agricultural negotiations, and the rebels want to put pressure on these negotiations.
The upper limit of the demand for farmers’ organizations is NOK 2.114 billion. Among them, 1.1 billion US dollars of budget transfers and 717 million Norwegian kroner are to increase the target price of farmers’ products.
One of the goals is to drastically increase the income of all farmers, to be more precise to 48,700 Norwegian kroner per person per year. 30,000 kronor helps narrow the gap between agriculture and other groups.
-We believe that the income of farmers in the discussion is much lower than that of other people, which has become a fact. Holland said that the debate shows that action is indeed necessary.
According to Bondelgett, farmers’ incomes were flat during 2015-2019. Although the closed border has contributed to the increase in demand in 2020, they do not believe that this positive year can offset the weak economy of previous years.
«Rogaland Bonde og Småbrukarlag was disappointed with the request of the Agricultural Negotiation Committee. This requirement is far from the conditions that must be met to ensure an active agriculture in the future! After Stig A. Helgesen, the person in charge of writing the statement, announced the local requirements in the press release, the local team issued the news.
Helgeson refers to the support for the peasant uprising and the economic situation portrayed by the media. According to SR-Bank data, between 2010 and 2020, the average debt of each agricultural customer increased by 160%, from 1.3 million Norwegian kroner to 3.1 million Norwegian kroner.
The peasant rebels strongly criticized the digital basis on which the negotiations were based. They believe that many farmers do not recognize themselves from the income generated there. Farmers’ organizations have taken note of this.
-Many people’s confidence in the base has failed. Kjersti Hoff, head of the Norwegian Farmers and Small Farmers Association, said at a press conference that we believe that the review of the system is correct.
-Håland commented that we see that they advocate for review, but we think they should set a date that should be clarified.
According to the newspaper country The peasant rebels also demanded that if the outcome of the negotiations does not match what the members can accept, the members of the peasant organization will hold a referendum on this year’s agricultural agreement.