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Reconstruction must be included in the coalition agreement

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Livestock farmers and companies in the upstream and downstream sectors urgently need planning security and therefore decisions from politicians, demands Franz-Josef Holzenkamp, President of the German Raiffeisen Association (DRV).
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Livestock farmers and companies in the upstream and downstream sectors urgently need planning security and therefore decisions from politicians, demands Franz-Josef Holzenkamp, President of the German Raiffeisen Association (DRV).

The Borchert Commission's plan to restructure animal husbandry should be anchored in the coalition agreement of the future German government. This is what the German Raiffeisen Association (DRV) demands. The farms needed perspectives, it said.

"German family farms must be able to continue producing meat to our high standards in the future. That is why the new Federal Government must anchor the recommendations of the Borchert Commission for sustainable animal husbandry in the coalition agreement. The consistent implementation of more animal welfare is the joint responsibility of agriculture, consumers and politics." This was made clear by Franz-Josef Holzenkamp, President of the German Raiffeisen Association (DRV), with a view to the coalition negotiations.

The result of the Borchert Commission meets with broad approval and is fully shared by the Future Commission for Agriculture. "Politicians must take the recommendations as a basis for their decisions and supplement them with a financing concept that covers the investment costs and the additional production costs for increasing animal welfare," says Holzenkamp. Both livestock farmers and companies in the upstream and downstream sectors urgently need planning security and therefore decisions from politicians. The DRV is not alone in making this demand. The German Feed Association (DVT) has also demanded that politicians implement the Borchert Plan.

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