Protest of farmers: Three rounds for village

farmers and conservationists are currently offended and over irritated each other. An understanding is possible, but you make it too easy for himself. farmers

Protest of farmers: Three rounds for village

farmers and conservationists are currently offended and over irritated each other. An understanding is possible, but you make it too easy for himself.

farmers demonstrate in Memmingen against the current agricultural policy photo: Hafner/imago

farmers make to small. Those who defend only, rather than to develop for the future. Who wants to come with you back into the conversation, it must strengthen, not weaken. Wrong? Because the farmers arrive with their tractors in front of the Chancellery, the green crosses in their Fields to RAM, with vehement rhetoric against new rules for fertilizer and agricultural chemicals make? They need to come out of your shame corner, out of your Mimimi? No, so easy, so one-sided it is not, so no one comes on. The path to understanding is different. An attempt in three steps:

step 1: The chops must be more, the potatoes thicker, and the udders plumper, the eggs of many – over the years, have listened to the farmers, that their barns and Fields, to their farms bigger. As they operate today, for the most part, was politically wanted. And now you will hear that the manure of your animals, contaminated ground water, their Corn the butterflies makes life difficult. It is not without the farmers, that nobody wants, that Brussels supports the farmers in Europe, with around 60 billion euros in the year, that this is more appreciation than it is for any profession otherwise – listening to you.

The person is rather biased to hear the Negative. Therefore, only one of many farmers at present seem to be: My work, depending on the whims of nature, exposed to the ruinous price war with the discounters, is already hard and now she's supposed to be for, well, ass? The frustration in the country is huge. The conflict between farmers and conservationists is not without disappointment to acknowledge. Some I barely make ends meet.

This is not to blame – step 2 – the individual farmers, but rather Ministers and Minister of the interior, the profound change in the country ignored over the years, the waxes and Soft of the German farmers ' Association, no new, no perspective ideas have the opposite. The most out of the Union. But also Karl-Heinz Funke, the social democratic party-Ministers of agriculture at the turn of the Millennium, rhyming prefer to sayings such as "Oldenburger Butter helps you get up to the mother". Many farmers no longer kept to his time, they could not produce more and cheaper. In just the past twenty years, around 205,000 have made their Hof tight. For a calf today, there is less money than for a Guinea pig.

Maybe it would help if the Federal government would admit: sorry, we have recognized the limits of rationalization in the country too late. What we require now from you is a lot. It could make the Talking about a better, long-term strategy for the country life easier.

First of all, it needs a Vision of where to go. One or two agricultural summit at the Federal Chancellery, with 40 professionals, who speak for organizations, countries and so forth, are not sufficient for an understanding about the future of the country but. Why not step 3, and, as the French say, great debate, facilitated by the Federal or state government?

Why consumers go to discount stores, but demand environmental regulations, the farmers cost money?

The is slightly in the currently so irritated society, of course not. Anyone who looks at the debates on agricultural policy on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, you might ask, if this can work. An etched there just a few days ago in a Video-Selfie on the "all the sugar and Geseiere" of the politicians. By being only "next to your boots, and what happens to us farmers, which in the end don't give a shit". Another said, "we are being led without negotiations and without a voice to the scaffold". And further: "We must show the policy that you can't bite the Hand that feeds, with impunity." Both belong to the Initiative "country of contact", but the opposite.

However, small Videos, in which "What you don't want to, that you do be done by others"-rule seems to be, are quickly turned. Discussions in the network have their own dynamics in a disrespectful rhetoric. Who rausrotzt his anger, does not speak for all. Many different minds in the country. This is reflected in the Internet comments also, only the Moderates less likely to penetrate.

policy representative need to search about other rooms, if you mean a "national dialogue", as the CDU has announced the Federal Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner, seriously. The fire-house, the gymnasium, the town hall, the district office on-site, where people can exchange ideas, have different do with the Land, and each other to actually listen. Where in the best case, all as professionals respect: environmental associations, farmers as experts for the production of food, farmers, environmentalists as a connoisseur of climate, water, soil, both the politicians as professionals for the necessary arrangements, the townspeople as a consumer and every taxpayer. Where is the "I do everything correctly, the other spiders"-Think breaks.

First round: understanding. Because, of course, no one likes to be pure talk, and there is hardly a profession, so a lot of talk in like in the of a farmer. Only: what is it, exactly? You don't mind the term "factory farming"? Okay. What is the word then? And: Why consumers go to discount stores, but demand environmental regulations, the farmers cost money? Or: The loss of biodiversity is clearly scientifically proven, such as the man-made climate change, but how big is the share of food production? Second Round: The Future. Where should it go? Third Round: Tag. Who can what and where are the limits?

It would be a quote, policy, participate, to develop their ideas and projects and not small, but large.

Updated Date: 17 January 2020, 12:00

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