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Video by Yuka ROYER

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-08-19

French dairy farmers have obtained a 10 percent increase in wholesale prices for the third quarter over prices for the same period in 2009, staving off farmers' threats of a nationwide boycott.

France's dairy farmers have struck a deal with large dairy brands for a 10 percent increase in wholesale prices for the third quarter over the same period last year, narrowly avoiding a proposed nationwide farmers' strike.
 
Farmers argued that their produce was undervalued, and went so far as to accuse some big dairy farms of ''stealing'' from them. Unions demanded that pricing levels agreed in June 2009 be stuck to.

"At the moment, we get paid 309 euros per 1,000 litres. According to the agreement of June last year, the price should be around 325 euros," says Regis Chedmail, an independent dairy farmer. 

Date created : 2010-08-18

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