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Raw milk production in EU increasing, demand falling

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Desislava Taneva, Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, paid a visit to the Paris International Agricultural Show and sent a message about tought times for farmers.

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“The situation in the dairy sector is difficult,” she commented, speaking at the event. In her words, all countries are explicit last autumn’s move of allocation of compensations of EUR 420 million did not lead to the expected market stabilisation.

“On the contrary. Trends continue being the same. Raw milk production in the EU continues rising, while demand continues declining,” the government member stated.

In her view, in order to resolve this crisis, beginning to work again on old and traditional markets for the EU, such as the Russian one, is needed as well.

According to Desislava Taneva, each country has to make proposals concerning measures at a sitting of the EU ministers on March 14-15 so that a consensus is reached through which the situation could be improved.

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