Poultry farmers are unhappy about the charges they pay to supermarkets and want these to be scrapped in crisis periods. The price of grain has started to increase quite significantly, feed has become more expensive and farm gate prices are 1 RON lower than last year, having fallen from RON 7.76 to RON 6.76 per kg. This means that distributors are earning an additional 1 RON, plus the shelf charges, promotion charges and other charges they are also receiving. There is a chance of farmers going bankrupt owing to these circumstances and of our having to start importing these food products from other countries.
Through which mechanisms can the Commission help to ensure that supermarket charges are scrapped so as to avoid farmers going bankrupt?
How can the Commission support livestock farmers so that they maximise their profits?