French Farmers !!

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  1. maxine and jo

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    road blocked out of Spain and Germany. blockade over cheap food imports .tractors rule ok!
     
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    Have you noticed what smart, newish and no doubt very expensive tractors they've got? ;)
     
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    That is a problem with this sort of protest, but on the other hand have you thought they have had to shell out for these very expensive tractors they have got to try and compete on a larger and larger scale with highly subsidised imports, what else can they do , buy some old fergie 20s to protest on!
     
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    Well done them for fighting for what they believe in, rather than just moaning away about it on an internet forum!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    We're currently traveling around Europe.

    Apart from the obvious benefits of the strong pound, I cannot believe how cheap food is here.

    High quality beef at 10-12euros a kilo, 2ltr milk for a euro.... Fruit from the markets at give away prices..
    Great for the consumer but feel for the farmers who must be getting squeezed....
     
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    the French it seems do not want politicians deciding things for them or seem unable to convey their needs to said representatives. A somewhat rebellious nature, hee hee good luck to them.
     
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  7. maxine and jo

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    we are we get 10c a kilo for oranges . rip off supper markets:confused:
     
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    The French farmers need to drag themselves into the real world.

    They are the main reason for the CAP, designed to protect small inefficient Farms, of which France has many.

    Most of the other EU countries have moved on, but the French are stuck in a time warp of their own making.

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    Ten kilos of oranges for a Euro !
    Hope it works out for you, that's a hard market to exist in..
     
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    But Funsters LOVE going to France, time warp or not.

    Those "small, inefficient farms" are a way of life that has been lived for generations.

    I don't think the "real world" is all it's cracked up to be...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Libertie, equality et fraternity used to be common among the French but now it bo##ocks to you and yours. Shame.
     
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    This is about inefficient Farmers, paid for out of our taxes. I have nothing against the rest of rural France.(y)

    If the Spanish can do it then so can the French, what makes them a special case?.:mad:

    Spain still maintains it's rural traditions, without everyone else having to subsidise all their Farmers.:)

    It's time the CAP was scrapped.(y)

    I have always believed that France is totally wasted on the French.:whistle:


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    No it isn't...

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    Oh dear Mr Mariner... oh dear... :cry:


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    One might say almost revolutionary?
     
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    has anyone seen the tractors they use in the orange groves in spain they are pre-war not sure witch one! maybe know-one has told them where to get the money:cautious:
     
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    This is the age old argument and can never be explained to someone who isn't a farmer, anyone who hasn't farmed has any concept of working 24 hours a day to produce something that the government or supermarkets can change the goalposts at a minutes notice and say this is what you get , take it or leave it , what else can you do but take it when your produce will be bad tomorrow and worth nothing, here now milk is about half the price of water in the shops, how can it go on?
     
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    I have no fear!!!!:whistle2:



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    Last week we drove for an hour or so to take visitors to Lascaux Caves. Got there and parked up. Walked to the ticket office to discover that the caves were closed for the day as farmers were blocking the road to them in protest at the price of milk.
    Words actually failed me for once.
     
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    You lost an hour and didn't get what you wanted , these farmers have lost a year and haven't got what they wanted!
     
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