Despite the concessions, farmers, supported by opposition conservatives and the far-right, argue that the government’s measures do not go far enough.
Many voiced concerns about the future viability of farming in Germany and warned of a potential increase in food imports if subsidies are not restored.
“Farmers will die out,” farmer Karl-Wilhelm Kempner on Sunday told Reuters.
“The population must understand that far more food will be imported” if subsidies are not restored, he said.
The opposition parties are divided on how to address farmers’ demands.
Suggestions range from financial rewards for humane animal husbandry to offering higher produce prices and reducing administrative overheads.
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