Act Now for Farmers, Not Just Talk

07.02.2024 10:04

Act Now for Farmers, Not Just Talk

Portrait of smiling female farmer in stable on a farm

Farmers around Europe need strong support, as the future of their economy is at risk. “In times of insecurity and with Russia's war at our borders, European food production is a critical asset that the EPP Group defends," says Siegfried Mureşan MEP, EPP Group Vice-Chair in charge of agriculture.

“Defending our food security and rural way of life, the EPP Group has continuously opposed any proposals that would cut our food production and farmers’ income, and we have a solid track record in this," underlines Herbert Dorfmann MEP, the EPP Group spokesman in the Agriculture Committee.

“We welcome the withdrawal of the proposal on cutting the use of plant protection products. We stand by Ukraine, but we have pointed out the weaknesses of unlimited food imports, and we are waiting for them to be fixed. At our request, the Commission will continue the derogation of the rule that forces farmers to set aside part of their arable lands. And also due to our strong push, the revision of the protection status of wolves and bears has moved forward," reminds Dorfmann.

 “As we need further actions, we welcome that other political groups now share our line for the future: no new burdens, but fair and solid income for farmers through a strong Common Agricultural Policy. Sustainable agriculture, but together with our farmers, not against them. Only through actions, not empty words, we truly stand alongside our farmers," Mureşan concludes.

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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 178 Members from all EU Member States

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