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Farmers Association of Iceland Requests Help

Haraldur Benediktsson, chairman of the Farmers Association of Iceland, said in his opening speech at an agricultural convention yesterday that farmers need help from the state to survive recent price increases of resources like fertilizers.

Benediktsson encouraged authorities to soften the blow of such price increases and abolish the obligation to export sheep products, Morgunbladid reports.

Minister of Agriculture Einar K. Gudfinsson also expressed his concern of increased resource prices to which Icelandic farmers are being exposed. The minister said the high prices would obviously have a negative impact on the standard of living for farmers and consumers, as well as on the operations of companies processing agricultural products.

Gudfinnsson said that the Ministry of Agriculture would work on finding a solution to this problem for the next few months and that the pricing committee of agricultural products is already involved in this project.

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