Dairy farmers hold march for more subsidies

Dairy farmers hold march in Budapest MTI photo Zoltan Mathe

Dairy farmers hold march in Budapest
MTI photo Zoltan Mathe

The subsidies provided by the European Union and the Hungarian state are inadequate and often lead to lower farmgate prices for dairy than the cost of production, farmers said.

Six cows walked along with farmers on the eight-kilometre route starting from the headquarters of the National Trade Association in north Budapest’s Becsi ut, past the National Food Safety Office (Nebih) in Keleti Karoly street and ending by the National Tax Office in central Budapest. The protesters handed over petitions to the authorities at all three locations.

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