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03 December 2010

SPAIN - Members of PROLEC (an independent Spanish dairy organisation) went to Galicia (North of Spain) for a congress about the situation of agriculture in Spain and the planned reform of the CAP. The main question at this congress was: “How can we achieve a regulated market”?

Silvia Rodríguez, manager of PROLEC, explained the next steps of the European Commission with regard to the CAP reform and the latest activities of PROLEC and the European Milk Board (EMB).

Furthermore, Sergio Calsamiglia spoke about the EMB expert group and the CE High Level Group, in order to explain the National Experts Committee. This committee studies the European dairy market and works on the question of how the proposals of the European Milk Board could be implemented on the Spanish dairy market. With more than 700 producers, veterinarians and representatives of the Spanish administration, the congress was a great success. The dairy farmers were really interested in the concepts of the EMB and PROLEC’s activities. PROLEC and EMB are now well known in the North of Spain. At the end of the conference everyone raised their glasses of milk to celebrate that milk is a precious and high-quality product, but fair prices are required to ensure its true value is recognised.

Ms Rodríguez and the several board members will return to Galicia to discuss the merger of PROLEC, FEPLAC and GANADEROS UNIDOS. These three independent dairy farmer organisations want to create a new and stronger milk farmers organisation. Negotiations are still going on.

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