Agricultural protests are being held in Spain

Farmers in Spain on Tuesday again protested demanding fair prices for their production. This time several thousand tractors were involved in the action.

The Spanish government has introduced new regulations on the pricing of food in supermarkets, in response to weeks of country-wide farmers’ protests over plummeting incomes.

Under the new rules, adopted under a royal decree Tuesday by ministers in Spain’s left-wing governing coalition, contracts between farmers and the companies distributing vegetables, fruit and meat will have to reflect the costs of production and require that the final retail prices can’t be lower than those.


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