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Norwegian farmers demand further food toll increases. Norway’s farmers and smallholders tell the Government they want even higher tolls on imported meat and vegetables before this year’s governmental framework, production prices, and income package. More grapes to go with the expensive cheese await too. Their demands come as the government continues wanting to increase Norway’s self-sufficiency on domestically-produced ingredients. Recent years have seen major growth in meat imports. Norway has a shortage of beef and cows for this, production is in decline and increased domestic meat prices have been warned.

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Norwegian farmers demand further food toll increases

Published on Wednesday, 24th April, 2013 at 14:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Maria Passarivaki   .
Last Updated on 24th April 2013 at 15:00.

Norway’s farmers and smallholders tell the Government they want even higher tolls on imported meat and vegetables before this year’s governmental framework, production prices, and income package. More grapes to go with the expensive cheese await too.

Cows in a field
Cows in a field
Photo: ©2015 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


Their demands come as the government continues wanting to increase Norway’s self-sufficiency on domestically-produced ingredients.

Recent years have seen major growth in meat imports. Norway has a shortage of beef and cows for this, production is in decline and increased domestic meat prices have been warned.

Farmers interest organizations says their demands are designed to try boost domestic herd numbers, and base state subsidies on numbers of and quality of cattle delivered to abattoirs for slaughter rather than the number of cows kept.

“There’s also room to further increase tariffs on meat fillets and lamb,” says the Smallholders Association’s John Petter Løvstad to business daily Dagens Næringsliv.

The move is the latest in a series of events in the agriculture sector, some upsetting the EU and Norway’s Scandinavian peers.

Consumers have been imposed higher cheese prices, there have been strikes, apple pesticide shortages, and weather and diet-induced butter shortages.

An over-abundance of eggs and pork, and declining numbers of dairy farmers has been reported.

And should further-increased meat tolls not be in the offing, just months before this year’s general election, the farmers’ union believes these can also be raised on fruit and vegetable imports – that does not include already-hit Danish hydrangeas.

Nordic health experts have expressed concern an increase in these imports could lead to increased outbreaks of illness.

The government will come with its framework, production prices, and income package response by 7th May. Subsequent negotiations are scheduled up to 15th May.




Published on Wednesday, 24th April, 2013 at 14:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Maria Passarivaki   .
Last updated on 24th April 2013 at 15:00.

This post has the following tags: norwaytolls, norwayfoodimports.





  
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