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Clarification in the agricultural negotiations – press conference at 11.30

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There has been a clarification in this year’s agricultural negotiations. A press conference has been called at 11.30. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Of NTB | 16.05.2024 08:10:05

Working life: It has not been confirmed whether it is an agreement or a breach. The press conference will be held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in R6, Teatergata 9 in Oslo.

Norges Bondelag does not wish to comment on which direction the negotiations have gone.

– We cannot comment on that before the press conference, says Guri Wormdahl, press contact in the farmers’ association, to NTB.

The government’s offer had a financial framework of NOK 2,620 million. According to the government, this gives agriculture opportunities for an income increase of around NOK 70,000 per man-year.

The supply was significantly below the demand from agriculture. The farmers put forward a claim of a total of NOK 3.9 billion, which should amount to a total increase in income of almost 83,000 wives per man-year.

– The offer does not respond to the Storting’s recent marching order on increased self-sufficiency, said Bjørn Gimming, agriculture’s negotiator and leader of the Norwegian Farmers’ Association, after receiving the state’s offer.

The deadline for reaching an agreement was midnight on the night of 17 May.

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