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Argentine farmers give away 10,000 kg of vegetables in protest

Staff Writer |
A long line stood out in front of La Rural fairground where small Argentine producers protested distributing 10,000 kg of vegetables in rejection of the policies implemented in this sector.

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With the so-called Verdurazo, farmers sent a signal to the Ministry of Agribusiness, which in recent days eliminated the Social Agricultural Monotributo (MSA), with which poor families who produce fruits and vegetables could access to retirement and other programs.

Hundreds of people queued up early to receive some of the products they offered for free, in the midst of the constant rise in inflation, right in front of La Rural where the agro-export sector celebrates an event.

The workers of that sector, who pointed out that they are living through a terminal crisis, delivered a bag of vegetables, fruits and vegetables to those who passed by the place.

There are concrete demands and Minister Luis Etchevehere has to rise to the occasion and respond to the sector that produces the food consumed by Argentines, remarked Nahuel Levaggi, referring to the small producers who called the protest today, in statements echoed by Pagina 12.

The decision to eliminate the monotributo affects about 50,000 small farmers of this South American country who live in the countryside.

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