September 22, 2014
Buzzi to propose farmers walkout
The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi said he will take a proposal for a national strike to the anti-government farming sectors gathered in the Mesa de Enlace alliance to denounce the “serious” situation of farmers and the lack of dialogue with the federal government.
“The situation of farmers has become increasingly complicated,” Buzzi said. “Due to government malpraxis there has been severe floods and crops were lost”. The agrarian leader explained that 30 per cent of soya crops remain unharvested because of bad weather, a delay that has “damaged the quality and yields” of the beans.
Buzzi said he will ask his colleagues at Rural Society (SRA), Coninagro agricultural centre and the Argentine Rural Confederation (CRA) to discuss de situation and analyze the possibility of going on a farmers strike to protests, since their claims have not been answered by the government.
“We will have to see how we do it, we do not mean to go alone, but there is a strong possibility that the Agrarian Federation in Rosario will propose to go on a national farmers strike,” he said in an interview with La Plata Radio.
The leader said the problems in the farming sector requires “to return to protesting” and that “there is no sign [the government] will correct its mistakes” from the past years.