Jean-Luc Boujon (in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier) / Photo credits: JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP 7:39 a.m., February 22, 2024

Gabriel Attal's announcements on Thursday have still not convinced farmers who remain mobilized on the ground, two days before the opening of the Agricultural Show.

In Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, in Isère, operators are blocking the Intermarché logistics platform which supplies stores in the region.

Despite Gabriel Attal's latest announcements, farmers are not giving up.

They believe that these measures are far from sufficient.

Two days before the opening of the highly tense Agricultural Show, striking actions are multiplying in the region.

The prefecture of Ille-et-Vilaine was targeted on Thursday, the European purchasing centers of several large retail brands also like in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, in Isère, where the Intermarché logistics platform is blocked.


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“We have the impression that they have not understood that we must pay the right price for our products”

Since Wednesday, there have been around ten tractors parked in front of the entrance to the giant Intermarché platform.

The target this time is mass distribution, explains Jocelyn Dubost, a farmer in Courtenay.

“No truck will come in and leave full. We have the impression that Intermarché, Leclerc, Système U and all the others have not understood that we must pay the right price for our products if we want farmers and farmers in our territories can make a living from their profession,” he says.

Large distribution is and will be more than ever at the heart of the game since Gabriel Attal promised, on Thursday, among other announcements, a new Egalim law for the summer.

Jérôme Crozat, president of the FDSEA of Isère, still has some doubts about its effectiveness.

“Despite the announcement of 100 people to control them, I think that 100 people across all departments is not enough. If the fines are not applied, there is absolutely no point in going to control them ", he gets annoyed.

It is therefore to keep the pressure on the government, until the opening of the Agricultural Show, that the operators will maintain their blockade until Friday evening.