Farmers take to the streets

The farmers from nine districts are mounting a protest. They parked their agricultural machines by the roadside in protest at the fact that the demands they submitted to the authorities were ignored.

Andrei Dînga, a framer from Ștefan Vodă, has told IPN that the farmers represent the districts of Ștefan Vodă, Căușeni, Hâncești, Leova, Rezina, Ialoveni, Ungheni, Basarabeasca, and Telenești. Only a part of the machines were taken to the roadside. The others are in the fields. The producers want this way to transmit the rulers a signal – not to forget and not to neglect the problems of farmers.

According to Andrei Dînga, the authorities didn’t satisfy all the demands that they formulated in summer, concerning the first group grain crops. The situation is even more difficult in the case of the second group grain crops. A new agricultural year is to start and the producers have to cultivate the land and to sow it. “Farming cannot be put off until the authorities identify financial resources to offer the famers support,” stated Andrei Dînga.

Even if the minister of agriculture promised that a meeting with be organized to discuss the existing problems and solutions to them, nothing was done. The farmers said they could take their machines to the capital city if their demands are further ignored.

Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment Ion Perju was unavailable for comment.

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