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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the farm price volatility resulting from the demise of stabilising mechanisms

Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the farm price volatility resulting from the demise of stabilising mechanisms  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the 2016 report of the French food price formation and margin observatory shows that farm prices and aid to producers are insufficient to cover real production costs;

B.  whereas in 2015 breeders of young bovine animals did not earn enough to secure a return on their work and their capital outlay, the shortfall amounting on average to EUR 19 per 100 kg of live meat;

C.  whereas farm prices are becoming increasingly divorced from prices to the final consumer, since in 2015 the former fell by 2.4% (having already fallen by 5.3% in 2014), but the latter rose by 0.5%;

D.  whereas this situation is being exacerbated by the erratic farm price trend (cereal, milk, and meat prices depend directly on world supply and demand) brought about by the demise of stabilising mechanisms (quotas, subsidies, guaranteed prices, etc.);

1.  Calls on the Commission and the Council to reinstate quotas and decent guaranteed minimum prices and to increase customs duties on agricultural products from countries practising unsustainable dumping.

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