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  3/16/2012, Adar 22, 5772

Dairy Farmers, Local Leaders Protest Proposed Closures


Hundreds of dairy owners, other farmers  and local leaders demonstrated, Thursday at the Abba Hillel Silver Junction, north of Ashkelon, in solidarity with dairy farmers in the Gaza area and to protest the proposed closing of 400 dairy farms in the periphery. The local leaders said the closing of the dairies would result in the loss of 4,000 positions and affect 70 percent of industries in outlying areas.

The farmers also protested a proposal by the Kadmi committee on food prices to reduce the price they receive for milk, noting that that price has stayed the same since 2008 and that the price to the consumer has gone up because of charges within the marketing chain.