Norwegian Growers Association wants a sharp fruit and vegetable price increase

Supermarket - store - food - vegetablesPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The Norwegian Growers Association is asking for 17% higher prices for fruit and vegetables, and an extra krone to the farmer per kilo of potato in the agricultural settlement.

“Increased costs of labor, electricity, propane, and natural gas allow for an increase in the target price of 17%,” the Growers Association stated, according to the newspaper Nationen.

The so-called target price is one of the items the parties negotiate in the agricultural settlement.

“These are maximum prices which protect consumers against the price exceeding the target price, at the same time as the producers must have real opportunities to achieve the target prices in a balanced market,” the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture explained.

In addition, the Growers Association wants to increase the price the farmer receives for a kilo of potatoes by one krone, and get NOK 250 million kroner for its sector from Innovation Norway.

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1 Comment on "Norwegian Growers Association wants a sharp fruit and vegetable price increase"

  1. Nice, 250 million for farming potatos, from innovation norway. Very innovative :thumbsup:

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