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Swiss Government Urges Voters To Reject More State Help For Farmers

Published on Aug 22 2018 1:05 PM in Supply Chain tagged: Agriculture / Switzerland / Referendum / Paywall

Swiss Government Urges Voters To Reject More State Help For Farmers

The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy.

Switzerland will two hold referendums on 23 September - one on giving more state support to farmers and another on introducing more sustainable and animal-friendly agricultural practices.

An early poll has shown widespread support for both ideas, but economy minister Johann Schneider-Ammann said the "dangerous" proposals could trigger tariff increases and other reprisals from trading partners.

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