The Great Butter Shortage

The Agriculture Ministry said it had foreseen the shortage of local butter, and recommended that the Finance Ministry allow the import of butter without extra tariffs.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon speaks during a ceremony

Moshe Kahlon signs order aiming to ease butter shortage

Butter has been in short supply for over a year, with Israel’s dominant producers reporting that government-fixed prices for basic dairy items have made continued production unprofitable.

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