Farmers to protest new provisions at rush hour on Route 6

August 10, 2015 00:06

Hundreds of farmers plan to disrupt traffic on Road 6 during the Monday morning rush hour to protest agricultural provisions passed alongside the budget last week.

Led by the Israel Farmer’s Federation, they plan to take to Road 6 in convoys at 9:30 a.m., driving to the Agriculture Ministry and clogging the major traffic artery in both directions along the way. The farmers said they would be protesting under the slogan: “Jews do not uproot agriculture.”

With a goal of generating competition and lowering the cost of living, the government elected to cancel regulated production quotas in the goat-milk sector, as well as remove an existing cartel in the poultry industry.

These clauses were among the many elements of the Economic Arrangements Bill, which the government approved in tandem with the national budget.

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