A herd on a memory card was protected at the Marquês de Lisboa, by the Portuguese Milk Producers Association (A) that was abandoned by those responsible for the memory “greater crisis than political leaders”.
“The main political leaders abandon milk producers refer to one of the association, adding that they feel abandoned every day they go through the “biggest memory crisis”.
The minister of agricultural production of own milk, agriculture in general, while agriculture and the world will disappear.
“The Strategic Plan of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), presented on December 30, 2021, ignores the difficulties of this sector, opting for public milk measures that harm milk producers, as is the case of 100% convergence that reduces as to the income of this sector by more than 50%, a payment to corn linked to silage that is half that of corn grain, and eco-regimes with a budget help enough for the challenge that is asked of us by Brussels”, reads the text .
“Without this support, the price of milk has to increase. Each year around 200 producers leave the dairy sector. At this rate, milk production in Portugal will disappear in a few years.
According to the association, “agriculture is forgotten because it is far from Lisbon and has few votes, but it is agriculture that feeds all those who vote and are elected”.
Aprole increases the maintenance of the power supply21 due to the “brutal increases” of the power increases, only minimized to increase the price of the “insufficient” or power cost.
“We enter 2022 with new cost increases with feed, energy, fertilizers and other production factors, increases of around 30%, with some products doubling their cost price, such as fertilizers”, he adds, noting that this represents “an increase of 40 cents in production cost per liter”.
In order to create Aprolep, it is “essential” that the new government “is able to quickly establish an observatory of production costs and a mechanism capable of updating contracts and indexing the price of contracts and to the community price, without being constantly manifesting themselves in the process.” if your job to put cows or tractors in Lisbon”.
If politicians do not assume their responsibilities, milk production in Portugal will disappear, concludes the document.