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UPA-UCE Extremadura denounces several tomato industries for “breaking the law” and paying prices “below costs”

UPA-UCE Extremadura has denounced the “abuse of dominant position” of a part of the tomato industries contracted by “break the law” and pay prices “below costs.

Thus, in a press release, UPA-UCE has reported that these industries —Conesa, Agrat, Transa and Alsat— try to “force” tomato producers and Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organizations (OPFH) to sign contracts with prices that “do not even cover the costs, thus bypassing the Food Chain Law“.

The agrarian organization has regretted that the first consequence of this is that half of the production has not been contracted as of this past ThursdayFebruary 15, which “leaves this production outside of community regulations.”

For this reason, UPA-UCE has demanded the “immediate intervention” of the Department of Agriculture of the Board and the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) to stop this “violation” of the law by the industries, which are “threatening many farmers in the region and an entire sector that is of vital importance for Extremadura.”

Likewise, the agricultural professional organization has transferred its support for tomato farmers and OPFH for the “unanimous and firm” response they are giving to these “speculators” by not accepting the “abuse of the industries, who try to enrich themselves at the expense of Extremaduran tomato producers by breaking the law.”

“This agricultural organization announces that will act with all the instruments at his disposal against what he considers a clear attack on Extremaduran tomato producers,” he assured.

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