a risk of milk shortage threatens France, according to the FNSEA

Due to the drought, the National Federation of Farmers’ Unions expects to run out of milk “this fall and winter”.

The National Federation of Farmers’ Unions (FNSEA) fears a shortage of milk in France “in the coming months“. Due to the drought affecting the country, the animalswho are usually in the meadows at this time, have nothing left to eat“, laments Yannick Fialip, president of the economic commission of the FNSEA, on Franceinfo. “To make milk, you need fodder, mainly alfalfa and corn, which have grown little this year. So we risk running out of milk this fall and winter.“, he explains.

Why should consumers fear a rise in milk prices? No doubt, but also because breeders are demanding a “better price increase“who are paid to them for”ensure the sustainability of the sector». «The price of milk in France is 20% lower than the price of milk paid to other European producers, especially in Germany and the Netherlands“Says Yannick Fialip.

«To give cash to breeders», the trade unionist also calls for the activation of the «disaster fund“which allows breeders to buy fodder, “financed 50% by breeders and 50% by the State».

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